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Annual Publication of 

Menomonie, Wisconsin 

Air View of The Stout Institute 

The IQ-fQ 

The Stout Institute 

A Wisconsin State College 



Menomon/e, Wisconsin 

Louis Burmeister, Editor in Chief 

Herbert Watanabe, Editor 

Russell Gerber, Associate Editor 

Torval Hendrickson, Business Manaser 

Dr. Guy Salyer, Staff Advisor 

Mr. Dwight Chinnock, Business Advisor 

Mr. Thomas Fleming, Literary Advisor 


As the Tower clock ticks away, another year has passed forever. Into the past has gone every - 
thing but memory of all that happened during the hours, the weeks, the months of study; gone too 
are the activities that comprise the year now ending. And for all of us, a year of remembrances has 
become an integral part of our lives. Just as incidents which occurred in classrooms will not depart 
from us, so scenes of the campus, and all we associate with them, will remain forever a part of our 

This is your Tower. With camera and pen we have tried to capture and record for you those 
carefree college days to which at some future time you will long to return, if only for an hour. 

Another scholastic year is done with, and at the same time another Tower has been produced, 
following months of work and preparation. Sighs of relief by students, glad that their studies are 
finished for a time, are echoed by the students who, in addition to their studies, have managed to 
publish a yearbook. The compilation of a yearb<x)k is a thankless task at best. Therefore, we urge 
you to view this publication with an open mind, to be not hasty in appraising the net results, to be 
not hesitant in o(Tering approval. With trepidation, the staff presents the 1949 Tower, for the pro- 
motion of. Learning. Skill. Industry, and Honor. 

Alma Mater 

On the hanh^s of Lab^e Menomin. 

Stands our Alma Mater true 

With Tower high and brilliant "S* 

For her we'll dare and do 

We'll sing her praises many 

We'll glorify her name 

And on thro' out the years of time 

Our loi/e for Stout proclaim. 


In past years. The Tower, by custom, has dedicated its annua] publica- 
tion to some past or present member of the faculty in appreciation of his or 
her services. However this year, we, the members of The Tower staff, would 
like to dedicate this book to the hundreds of teachers whom this institution 
has graduated into the held of education to better provide the youth of 
America with a knowledge which will aid them in attaining the best, both 
spiritually and materially, which life has to offer. These men and women 
have been truly superb salesmen, both of the Stout Institute and of educa- 
tion itself. 

Every college or university requires of its students, as an integral part of 
their scholastic preparation, a certain amount of loyalty, cooperation, and 
pride in its standards: it desires from them too a unified school spirit of the 
type that throughout their lives builds traditions, strengthens foundations, 
and secures the future of any institution of learning. 

A teacher who can broaden and enliven a wealth of intellectual experience 
with the sparkling freshness so desirabk- to young people needs no more to 
win the admiration of those students and thus guide and inspire them for all 

"For the promotion of 
Learning, Skill, Industry, and 
Honor/ 7 


Founder of Stout Institute 

A Brief History of Stout 

Inspired by an exhibit in Manual Training and Domestic Science seen at the Philadelphia Exposition 
of 1876, Mr. fames H. Stout, at that time actively engaged in lumbering in the region near Menomonie. 
decided that he would like to build a school which emphasized the vocational type of education. The first 
building erected by Mr. Stout contained two rooms in which the boys and girls of Menomonie received be- 
ginning instructions in manual training and domestic science. Bench work courses in wood and mechanical 
drawing, and courses in sewing, dressmaking, and clothing were offered. 

However, interest grew to such an extent that this building was not large enough for all those who 
wanted the training, and so in 1893. Mr. Stout erected a larger building, costing $100,000, to be used for 
this "new type" education. Disaster struck in 1897 when the new building burned to the ground. How- 
ever. Mr. Stout was undaunted. His dream of a new education was so intense that before the ruins of the 
buildings were cold, he had succeeded in gaining support of the city of Menomonie in erecting a new 
high school building with the proposition that whatever sum the city invested in that building, he would 
duplicate in a building for Manual Training. Work on the new building, known as the I.E. building, was 
started immediately after the fire and completed the same year. 

In 1903. "The Stout Training School" for teachers in manual training and domestic science was or- 
ganized. When it opened in September 1903, two students were enrolled for manual training and twenty- 
three for domestic science. Mr. Lorenzo I). Harvey, formerly state superintendent ot" public instruction 


in Wisconsin, was elected first President of the school, which up until 1908 was under the nominal con- 
trol of the Board of Education of Menomonie. But in that year the Stout Institute was incorporated and 
control was placed in the hands of a Board of Trustees. 

Following Mr. Stout's death in 1911, Mrs. Stout deeded the Stout Institute, free of all encumbrances, 
to the State of Wisconsin. In 1913. President Harvey succeeded in getting the state legislature to appropriate 
funds for the trades building, which was constructed that year. 

President Harvey succeeded also in getting the legislature to appropriate funds for the Home Eco- 
nomics building, which was constructed in 1916. It was during the time of Mr. Harvey's presidency at 
Stout that the school became a four-year college, with the first four-year class being graduated in 1918. 

In the intervening years, the Stout Institute has grown from the tiny enrollment of 2 s * students in 1903 
to the all-time high enrollment of 92 l > students in September, 1948. Such progress is indeed a tribute to 
fames H. Stout, a great man who believed in education for the promotion of Learning. Skill. Industry, and 






The Stout Institute 

I)r, \'i.rm C. I'kvki.inu was graduated from The Stout Institute in 1916; in 1945 he returned again this time 
as the third president of the college. 

From the University of Minnesota, President Fryklund received his Doctor of Philosophy degree; from the Uni- 
versity of Missouri, the Master of Arts; and from Colorado State College of Education, the Bachelor of Arts. 

President Fryklund is a man of many achievements. He has established himself as the author of several hooks and 
many other writings relating to Industrial and General Education. He is also a veteran of the two World Wars. In 
October, 1947, President Fryklund was decorated by the War Department with the Legion of Merit. 

During the Second World War, Dr. Fryklund was Director of Teacher Training in the Armored Force School at 
Fort Knox, Kentucky. Later he served as Chief of Civilian Training in the Army Air Forces, with offices in Washing- 
ton, D. C. His concluding military assignment was in the office of the Air Surgeon, where he organized the education 
program for the convalescent hospitals of the Air Forces. He was discharged as a Lieutenant-Colonel, and since then 
has been raised in rank to a Colonelcy in the United States Army Reserve, with assignment to the General Stall Corps. 

In the summer of 1948, President Fryklund was sent by the United States Go\ernment on a mission to Japan where 
he established certification standards and four-year curricula for Japanese vocational teachers. 

Under Dr. Fryklund, modernization of The Stout Institute has been taking place, and a building program will be 
begun in the near future. Improvements already completed include remodeling of laboratories and shops, completion 
of the Student Union, provision of a large veterans' housing development, expansion of the faculty, and installation of a 
faculty salary schedule. 

Building plans visualize a new library as soon as funds are provided by the legislature. Streets intersecting the cam- 
pus will be removed and a field house, women's dormitory, and other additions are contemplated. 


Presidents Message 


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June 1, 1949 

To the Class of '49 
The Stout Institute 

Progress, whether It be made by an individual or an 
institution, is evidence of the vitality*, growth, and usefulness 
of the person or organization which has advanced. As I contemplate 
the achievements of the Class of 1949 and of the college in which 
its members have been a vital part, I feel that both can say with- 
out misgiving that they have truly progressed. 

You, the members of the Class of 1949, can look upon 
your endeavors of the past four years as time and effort spent in 
a manner worthy of the precious opportunity which has been yours. 
Your development has indeed been progress: you came to us as 
learners, eager for knowledge; now you leave us as college -trained 
persons, eager to impart that knowledge to others. 

And progress is ever-continuing. There will always be 
about you the opportunity to press onward in your search for the 
Improvement of self, of your chosen vocation, of your nation, and 
of all mankind. 

If your college is to train graduates capable of 
progress, it too must be constantly advancing. Your faculty has 
done its share by providing you with the best possible instruction. 
The remodeling and re-equipping under way in the laboratories and 
shops is again evidence that your college strives always to keep 
pace with the ever-broadening needs of its students. 

Yes, vitality and growth and usefulness are evident in 
the college careers which you are completing. Their presence in 
the college too is evidenced by the ever- enlarging student popula- 
tion which comes to the campus. 3ut progress is ceaseless ir. its 
demands. To you falls the responsibility for constant enhancement 
of the skills and knowledge gained at this college; to us falls 
the obligation to keep that college great. 



Verne C . Frykjpand 


Our College 

CLYDE A. BOWMAN" came to the Stout Institute in 1919, starting as director of the two-year training 
school. Through diligent work he succeeded in the establishment of the four-year industrial education cur- 
riculum at Stout. Because of his active spirit in education, it is natural that he has been a leader in keeping 
the courses here at Stout abreast of the times, even during the rapid changes brought on by the war. Dean 
Bowman has aided greatly in the development of the graduate program, which offers every student a 
chance to increase his educational opportunities at Stout. Through his ability as an executive, teacher, and 
writer. Dean Bowman is recognized as a leader among the teachers of industrial education. He is truly a 
friend of all students at Stout. 

Dean of the Division of 
Industrial Education 


Dean of the Division of 

Home Economics 

DEAN" KIRK as dean of the Division of Home Economics, Dr. Alice J. Kirk is in constant contact 
with all persons at Stout whose field is Home Economics. She has given much valuable aid to the college 
since she became a member of the faculty in September. 1947. 

Dean Kirk received her Doctor's degree and Master's degree at Columbia University, and her Bach- 
elor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin. 

Dr. Kirk's occupational activities have not been confined to college work only. She has served as di- 
rector of Home Economics at Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester. New York; Russell Sage Col- 
lege, Troy, New York: and the University of Denver, Denver. Colorado, For seven years she was regional 
director for the national organization of the Girl Scouts. 



DI-.AN PRICK, a member of the faculty since P>2°. Merle M. Price is Dean of Men. Alter receiving 
his advanced diploma from the St. Cloud Teachers college, he earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the 
University of Minnesota, where he did his graduate work. Alter experience as a public school teacher. IX-an 
Price today directs student personnel work and, as men's counselor, helps the men students solve their 
many problems. 

Besides his classes in government, philosophy of education, orientation, and family problems, he is a 
member of several faculty committees. He is secretary of the Committee on Student Affairs and is in charge 
of men's housing — Uynwood Hall and the Veterans" housing units. Mr. Price's long teaching and admin- 
istrative experiences arc indeed very valuable to Stout. 

Dean of Men 

Dean of Women 

MISS ANTRIM holds the position of Dean of Women at The Stout Institute. She was appointed 
to this position in 1945, and since that time has served well the women of the college. Her major field of 
study is Physical Education. She holds a B.A. degree from Lake Forest. Illinois, and completed work on 
her Ph.M. at the University ol Wisconsin. 

Besides her activities as Dean of Women, Miss Antrim also sees to it that the girls at Stout find ade- 
quate housing, and helps in directing the Student Union, The girls will always rind that her experience 
in teaching and related fields will aid them greatly when they are in need of any type of counseling. 


Our Faculty 

Dwicht Agnew 

Head of Department and Assistant Professor of Social 

Herbert Anderson 

Instructor of Woodworking 

Sti art Anderson 

Assistant Professor of Education — Graduate Studies 

Herman Arneson 

Assistant Professor of Biology 

Mrs. Herman Arneson 
Instructor of English 

William Baker 

Head of Department of Graphic Arts and Professor of 
Industrial Education — Printing and Publications 

Mrs. Dorothy Barnett 

Lecturer in Home Economics Education 

Ralph Better lv 

Instructor of Industrial Education — General Metal, 
Sheet Metal 

Gertrlde Callahan 

Head of Department and Professor of English 

Clara Garrison 

Assistant Professor of Foot! and Nutrition 



Lett to Right: 

Row J: David Barnard: Instructor or' Visual Education: Arthir Brown: Associate Professor of Education; Dwight 
Chinnock: Supervisor of Student Teaching and Associate Professor of Education; Harold Cooke: Director and Asso- 
ciatc Professor of Music. 

Row 2: Eleanor Cox: Associate Professor of Science and Mathematics, Chemistry; Mar< Ekk-kmin: Asso- 
ciate Professor of English. Speech; Thomas Fleming: Instructor of English; Daniel Green: Associate Professor of Indus- 
trial Education, Machine Drawing. Central Drawing. 




Left to Right: 

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/?o«' /; Wauneta Hun: Instructor of English, Speech; H. Myron Harbour: Assistant Professor of Science and 
Mathematics: Margaret Harper: Instructor of Home Economics Education: John \\k\i-: Assistant Professor of Science 
and Mathematics. 

Row 2: Mary Killiax: Assistant Professor of Food, Institution Management; Anne Marshall: Head of Department 
of Science and Mathematics and Professor of Biological Science: Mvky McCalmont: Associate Professor of Science and 
Mathematics . . . Chemistry; June Miller: Instructor of Physical Education. 

Our Faculty 

Edith Grundmeler 

slant Professor of Foods and Nutrition 

H. M. Han 

date Professor of Industrial Education 

Howard I Ioving 

Instructor of Knglish 

Lillian Jeter 

Head of Department of Clothing and Professor of 
I lome Economics 

Floyd KeiiiI 

Head of Department of Metalworking and Professor 
of Industrial Education — Sheet Metal 

Ray K 

date Professor of Industrial Education 
Mechanics, General Mechanics 


H. C. Mi: 

iate Professor of Industrial Education . . . 
Machine Shop, Foundry. Pattern ma king 

Mr>. Ri by Niebaler 

\ lead of Department and Assistant Professor of Related 

Head of Department and Professor of Psychology and 

Phillip Rrnu. 

:ructor of Electricity 

C5* m: 4 

*r "ja 

Our Faculty 


Head of Department and Associate Professor of Physi 
cal Education 

Ellen Nh- n 

Instructor ot Honu Kconomics Education 

.\\\ Noble 

Head or Department and Assistant Professor ot Home 
Economics Education 

K, T. Olson- 

Assistant Professor of Industrial Education . . . Wood- 
work in g. Carpentry 

Mrs. Marjorie Postm in 

Instructor of Related Art 

). Edgar Ray 

Associate Professor of Industrial Education . . . Archi-; 
tectural and Freehand Drawing, Masonry, Building] 
*: ruction 

C. L. Rich 

Associate Professor of Science and Mathematics 

Mrs. Bbnita Smith 

Director of Nursery School and Associate Professor o; 
Home Economics 

Melvin Sitker 

Instructor of Social Science 

1 1 usel Van Ness 

Associate Professor of Home Economics, Clothing 

Row 1: Cm Salver: Associate Professor ol Education; M vry Mvk<.\k> i 
Shaw: Head of Department and Associate Professor of Food and Nutrition: 
Gkokck Sodirbs-ro: Assistant Professor of Industrial Kducation, F. E. Tls- 
nsoN: Professor of Science and Mathematics. 

Row 2: Mrs. Dorothy Thompson: Assistant Instructor of Home Eco- 
nomics: Gladys Trlllinoi-.k: Assistant Professor of Home Economics. 
Home Management; Anthony Storti: Instructor and Assistant Athletic 
Director; Floyd Whydotski: Assistant Professor of Industrial Education. 
Printing; R\v Wigkn: Director of Graduate Studies. Professor of Education. 

C 21 3 

Rl'DOLl'M M. RoEN 

Supt. of Buildings 

Jons O'Neill, M. I). 
College Physician 

Mrs. Gertrude Plonsky 
College Nurse 

11, ( ). Stko/in-ki 
Chief Engineer 

Gertrude M. O'Brien 

trar, Placement Chairman 

B. M. Funk 

Business Manager 

E. J. Sciioepp 
Assistant Business Manager 

Minnie J. Becker 

Secretary to the President 


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Lillian Froccatt: Librarian, Myrtle Strand: Assistant Librarian. Mk^. Bei i.vii Howismn: Assistant Li- 
brarian, Elaine Speichek: Assistant Librarian. 

Row 1: Rosemary Calder: Secretary to Dean Bowman; Doris Gannecan: Stenographer — Regis- 
trar's Office: Bjkmcs |w-in: Stenographer — Dean Price's Office; Sarah Boetcher: Stenographer — 
Business Office. 

Row 2: Merrald Kriecer: Stenographer — 'Dean Bowman's Office; Grace Leaven: Stenographer — 
Registrar's Office: Jane McDonald: Registrar's Office Stenographer; Ethel Nantz: Stenographer — Dean 
Price's Office. 

Row 3: Elizabeth Oberpriller: Stenographer — President's Office; Rith Sveum: Secretary to Dean 
Kirk; A<,\i-« Winston: Stenographer — President's Office: Margaret Wisemiller: Stenographer — 
Graduate Office. 


Deep within the mind is a tiny mote of fire 

that, feeding on the fuel of life, keeps burning ever higher. 
True learning is a tiny ember, 

blazing golden bright, 
whose heat and power rising, 

spreading through the night, 
Will strike the lamp of knowledge, 

then finding there a mate, 
will burst into a flame. 

For it is learning's fate 
to burn the bonds of ignorance, 

the light of love release 
and flood the world with radiance 

to point the way to peace. 




25* ** 


I 'ice President 
Ernest Haucke 


Steve Cridichak 

Berntce Johnson 


Class of 1949 

We of the Senior class, as our part in making 
homecoming a success, decorated the halls of the 
H.E, building with pictures of the "past" and 
the "present" of Stout. The registration booth, 
using a modern design structure, carried out the 
homecoming theme of progress. Our float in the 
homecoming parade was a derrick portraying 
the rise to a higher level of education. 

We held a get-acquainted party for the fresh- 
men at Riverside Park, where we went all out 
serving steaks with all the trimmings. 

The rest of the year we high-lighted by serv- 
ing Christmas cookies and orange punch at the 
annual Christmas dance, by having professional 
meetings, and by our Senior Banquet in the 


Helca Abrahamm>n 
Iron, Minnesota 

Gerald Ani erson 
Virginia, Minnesota 

Norman Anderson 
Menomonie, Wisconsin 

Arvin Ahlf 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Edward Ahrens 

Dunkirk, New York 

Jacques Beers 
St. Louis, Missouri 

Class of '49 

John Bendix 
St. Cloud. Minnesota 

James Bennington 
Menomonie, Wisconsin 

Bernice Benson 
I a- Roy. Minnesota 

Marfan Bi-.rg 
Bloomer, Wisconsin 

James Bergstrom 
Menomonie. Wisconsin 

Cyril Berkowitz 
Superior, Wisconsin 

Joseph BtRTOLtrn 
Chicago, Illinois 

Helen Biehl 
Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin 


Menomonie, Wisconsin 


Mcnomonic. Wisconsin 

Sheridan Bracken 
Mcnomonic. Wisconsin 

Willi \m Bk INDVOLD 
Wilson. Wisconsin 

Carroll Bri si n 

Mcnomonic, Wisconsin 

Curtis Brh.«.* 

F.Ik River. Minnesota 

Eldon Brom in 

Whitewater. Wisconsin 

Class of 

La vbrne Burns 

Mcnomonic. Wisconsin 

Halvor Christianson 
Stoughton. Wisconsin 

Doris CounsELL 
Ncillsvillc. Wisconsin 

William ("rider 
Eveleth. Minnesota 

Jean Cyr 
Birch wood. Wisconsin 

David Daily 

Milwaukee. Wisconsin 

Kj nnbth Daklim. 
Clintonville. Wisconsin 

Hi j n Di-.ncm. 

Rockland. Wisconsin 

Robert Dbsmaris 

Mcnomonic. Wisconsin 


M i n nea pol i s. VI i n nesota 

Jean Dill man 

Minneapolis, Minnesota 


M.irshrield. Wisconsin 

Alan Fblthouse 

Menomonie. Wisconsin 

Charles Freeman 

Menomonie. Wisconsin 

Mvi;\ Lou Friberg 
Waukesha. Wisconsin 

Nineteen Forty-nine 





Iron River, Wisconsin 

Kelma Fuller 
River Falls, Wisconsin 

Katmeryn Gbrondalb 
Forestville. Wisconsin 

Stephen J. Grudichak 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

John Kaiser 

Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 

Helen Kelley 
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 

Dorothy Kopp 
(.. iles vi lie. Wisconsin 

Paul Kopp 

Milwaukee. Wisconsin 

Donna Kragh 

Waupaca. Wisconsin 

Paul Halverson 

Menomonie, Wisconsin 

Wallace Hammerberg 
New London, Wisconsin 

Mildred Hanson 
Viroqua, Wisconsin 

Roberta Hanson 
Superior, Wisconsin 

Ernest Hadcke 
Algoma, Wisconsin 

Parnik Hazarian 
Racine, Wisconsin 

Class of 

George Heinemann 
Pepin, Wisconsin 

Richard Herzing 
St. Cloud, Minnesota 

Zona Rae Hines 

Marshfield, Wisconsin 

Kathleen Hocue 
Cudahv, Wisconsin 

William Hornbeck 

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 

Mary Ann Houle 

Menomonie. Wisconsin 

Patricia Houle 

Menomonie, Wisconsin 

Robert Hurd 

Menomonie, Wisconsin 

Lee Iverson 

Menomonie, Wisconsin 

Virginia Jackson 

Portage. Wisconsin 

I \V J ANvM-.N 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Beknice Johnson 
Catawba, Wisconsin 

Elaine M. Johnson 

Webb Lake, Wisconsin 

Philip La Horde 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

James Lanci 

Faribault. Minnesota 

Nineteen Forty-nine 

Pall Larson 

Menonionie. Wisconsin 

Warren Lawmin 
Menonionie. Wisconsin 

Elaine Leemkuil 

Burlington, Wisconsin 


Milwaukee. Wisconsin 

Joseph Lonco 
Racine. Wisconsin 

Mary Lundin 

Faribault. Minnesota 

Dow iLD Li \ 
Menonionie. Wisconsin 

Neil Lucey 

Janesville, Wisconsin 

Robert L\ 
Decorah, Iowa 

k sJi 


KsTlli.K MhlX LIE 

Menomonic, Wisconsin 


Menomonic. Wisconsin 

Joseph Macocki 
High wood, Illinois 

Donald Nantz 

Menomonic. Wisconsin 

Norma Nklson 

Kllsworth, Wisconsin 

Gekhard Nelson 

Menomonic, Wisconsin 


Milwaukee. Wisconsin 

Gordon Niessner 

Menomonic, Wisconsin 

Phyllis Onsacer 

Mansion. Wisconsin 

Wili iam MacLu iilax 
Augusta. Wisconsin 

(itOKOK M< QlAUl 

Menomonic. Wisconsin 

("main Mh.i.kk 

Superior, Wisconsin 

Phyllis Miller 
Ridgeland, Wisconsin 

K \\ mom) Moi SSN1 K 
Menomonic. Wisconsin 

Patricia Mookk 

Menomonic. Wisconsin 

Class of 

Mklvin Olson 

Rib Lake. Wisconsin 

Rose Mary Olbert 
Eau Claire. Wisconsin 

Harrilt Okuyama 
Hilo. Hawaii 

Ltkov Paju 
Fort Dodge. Iowa 

l)t wb Payleitxer 
Rhinclander. Wisconsin 

Paul Partridge 

Menomonic. Wisconsin 

Nineteen Forty-nine 

_ \_ 

Mthd, t 

Harvey Peterson 
Klk Mount!. Wisconsin 

Francis Perriooce 
Green Bay, Wisconsin 

John Postman 
Mcnomonic, Wisconsin 

Marian Pientok 

Independence, Wisconsin 

Gordon Rmim 

Whitewater, Wisconsin 

Mary Rudow 

Menomonic, Wisconsin 

Oleda Sallaxder 
DeSoto, Wisconsin 

Kenneth Sghank 

Menomonic, Wisconsin 

Edwin Schattschn eider 
Menomonic. Wisconsin 

Clifford Sorensi n 
Scaforth, Minnesota 

J h.w Sterner 
Mcnomonic, Wisconsin 

John Stikki. 
Evelcth, Minnesota 

Richard Sittos 
St. Vital, Manitoba, Canada 

Theodore Teschke 
Waupun, Wisconsin 

Warren Thomas 
Birch wood, Wisconsin 

Bruce Thompson 

Mcnomonic. Wisconsin 

Helen Tirpak 

Oilman, Wisconsin 

Lowell Tuft 

Loyal, Wisconsin 

Virginia Sciirimpf 
Appleton, Wisconsin 

Lucerne Scholl 

Mcnomonic. Wisconsin 

Jean Schwalbe 

Kau Claire, Wisconsin 

Clyde Schwellenbach 

Xeillsville, Wisconsin 

I )»)I (.I.As SlIER.M W 

Mcnomonic. Wisconsin 

1 1 w Sherman 
Chetek, Wisconsin 

Class of 

Harold TtxtP 
(Hidden, Wisconsin 

Francis Valley 
Menomonie, Wisconsin 

Mary Valley 

Menomonie, Wisconsin 

Lauren Van Loon 
( >nalaska, Wisconsin 

Pai l Vetter 
ECasota, Minn* 


Menomonie, Wisconsin 

Nineteen Forty-nine 

Phyllis Walsh 
Richland Center, Wisconsin 

Robert Wei land 
Richland Center, Wisconsin 

Robert Willi nk 
Baldwin. Wisconsin 

Donald Wild 

Menomonie, Wisconsin 

Roger Wimberc 

Hibbing, Minnesota 

Robert Yorkston 
Neillsville, Wisconsin 

William Young 
Augusta, Wisconsin 

Selvin Zabel 

Brandon, Minnesota 

George Zimmerman 

Portage, Wisconsin 

Betty Achterkirch 
West Salem. Wisconsin 

Herbert Barnhart 
Menomonie, Wisconsin 

( ).\!KK BlNN 

Tomah, Wisconsin 

Paul Billii-t 

Minneapolis, Minnesota 

James Bohn 

Shell Lake. Wisconsin 

Olive Brownell 
Grand Meadow. Minnesota 

Class of '49 


Milwaukee. Wisconsin 

(JtoRCE Chamberlain 
Menomonie. Wisconsin 

Raymond Cornwell 
Menomonie, Wisconsin 

Elmer Ecgert 
Milwaukee. Wisconsin 

Arnold Grove 
Roosevelt. Minnesota 

Audrey Harlander 

Ellsworth, Wisconsin 

Ri< hard 1 1 
Toledo. ( >hio 

)k\n Kelton 
Woodville, Wisconsin 

Ruth Knowles 

Weyauwega. Wisconsin 

Oliver Koski 
Iron wood, Michigan 

Kenneth Kroiin 
Shawano, Wisconsin 

Edwin Kijek 
Schoheld, Wisconsin 

Marion Lemke 
Med ford, Wisconsin 

Lucille Lindber<. 
Nye, Wisconsin 

*i I.rso 
Wilson. Wisconsin 

Harold ( Kborn 
Bethesda, Maryland 


Rhinclandcr. Wisconsin 

Mary Ritdow 

Menomonic. Wisconsin 

Class of '49 

H fs. 

tA iv f i 1 

!"H\NK Ct.YRK 

Menomonic, Wisconsin 

Marian Lemke 
Med lord, Wisconsin 

Joseph M\i^ 
Menomonic, Wisconsin 

Ruth Neumann 
Elroy, Wisconsin 



Robert Hendricksos 

Via President 
Richard Hunsbuscher 

Jean Waltzer 

Robert Grunsted 


Class of 1950 

The Junior class participated enthusiastically 
in this year's many college activities. Decorating 
the gym and armory tor the homecoming dance 
was the first junior class activity. Both build- 
ere transformed into attractive ballrooms 
through the ingenuity and hard work of many 
class members. In addition to decorating the 
dance halls in keeping with the homecoming 
theme "StoutenniaL" the Juniors entered a 
homecoming float in the parade. 

The important event of the year for the Jun- 
ior class was sponsorship of the annual Spring 
Prom. The unique decorations, the result of 
hours of diligent effort by class members, made 
this dance one of the unforgettable memories 
of the 1948-49 year. 

As a fitting climax to an activity-packed year, 
in May the Juniors held an informal picnic with 
food, tun, and fellowship supreme. 

:: w :. 

Slf w , I>U, T Fra "V' n> ,t hn Bicank D h » Naomi Wcndi, Gerald (lappa. Ruby Jarman. Second Rom John Cider. Edgar 1>,- 
Yukon Warren Ayen ..Lloyd Gannegan, R<.bcr ( Schmitt, Paul Bili.c, Third AW: Lee Bedsted, Harvey Berghuis, RobertHartig, 
Utto Carlson, KciIhti (.hriMiartM>n. ** 

Class of '50 

«m f I V. i M u W>ns»n V.rpl Halvcrson, Ruth Ann Chnstenaen, Marvin Friebel, Eileen Deetz. .*r,W JW; Sclmer Drol- 
aim. Lloyd Engen. \\ dliam Baer, Joseph Downs, j„hn Hummel. VW AW. Howard Mkhaben, Warren Eiseth, Merlin M««,rc 
Paul Axelscn. Donald Braun, Emery SVI«,n. Fourth Row: Gilford Axdahl, Gerald Greiscnar, R.,Un Becker ' 


yi v M.ri- XrAeUv Krueser Mice Fechner. Second Rom: Ardiur Oettmeier, Ellen 
chert, R.ilph Myhrman. Robert Gray, Earl IH-hnc. 

Class of 

... ..i l- v i « \i,r.. ir.-i ivrmin Rosalie Orth. Second Row: l<»hn Hansen, Bub Hen- 

fS^SfiA SMS. ^^b^^^^berg, Roone, H ,, WalUce Bondhns, 

^Kjc^fcharleTHocking, Robert Hannes. Fourth Ron-. [oho Hall. 


Fir* Rou: Betty Janiak Delores Pirlot Janice Jewel, Gertrude Provort, Darlenc Nelson. SeeW Ro M . ThorwaJd Magnuson, 
Richard |)unnr. Robert Babick, Joseph Kacahnich, hdward Ebert Third Rou: Paul Kunz. Richard C. Johnson, Mariyn Tibbetts 
Sherman Drcycr. Duanc Lcbegue, Ru<*ell Cerbcr. 

nineteen fifty 

First Rou: |>olor« I an ricrs Caroline Unzcr, Arclelle Lietzke. Trances Knight. Marjorie Miml. Second Rou : Ruth Johnson, Law 
rencc ke en Ida Se son Roland k.ckbush. Ray Weber. Third Rou-: Norman Lenius, Gordon Nooyen, Gene Landgraf John 
kuula. John Lake. R..I H rt McKay. Fourth Rou-. Stank v Kendall. «~»«if.rai, jnnn 

H4i 3 

First Row: Leona Scxc. Janis Oebser, Jean Winsor, Ardellc Knuison, Gloria ("lay. Second Row: Milton Miller, Gordon Wasinger, 
Alice Motl, Warren Fish. Milo Anderson. Third Row: Fred Wcntorf, John Podlioger, Vaughn Stai, Leonard Minarik, Marvin 
Lundin. Jerome Larson. 

Class of 

First Row: Joseph Mijilio, John Lurquin. Owen Rcppcrt, F.rvin Pardun. Dave Hoffman. Second Row:<>» S.i.iri. Janet Rottjer, 
Rosella Tranjjsrud. Joyce ('arsons, Nancy Glenn. Third Row: Beth Yount, Homer Settles, Lee MJ'lurson. Warren Richter, Al 
Pompcr, (terry Erickson. 


First Run-: Doris Zimmerman, Carol R.uitkc. Lois Quist, Ruth Samdahl. Jeanne Sand. Second Ron: Louil Rodcy. Werner 
Schmidt. Arthur Piner, Gerald Solic, Frank Tank. Third Row: Herb Watanabe, Harold Satterluod, Donald Pedcrson. liob 
Crowley. William Pctryk, Sadao Kishimoto. 

nineteen fifty 

First Rou: Jean Waltzcr. William Youny. Karl Windberj:. Robert St. Glair. Eileen Rile>. Second Ron: John Weber, David Tank. 
Richard Rocpkc. 


Dos Bra em 

I 'ice P> evident 
Kith S< hroedlr 


R<>-- Sl.\Tl R 


RoBJ-RT M\Sm>s 

Class of 1951 

The Sophomore class contributed many hours 
of hard work toward making l l M8-49 a success 
ful school year. One of their first assigned ac- 
tivities for the year was decorating Menomonie 
streets, during homecoming, with many color- 
ful signs, banners, and displays. Apart trom 
their regular duties, they also entered in the 
Homecoming parade a float in the shape of a 
large football. 

During the pre-Christmas season, class meni- 
bers were responsible for transforming tin g 
into an attractive winter scene tor the annual 
Christmas dance. Their ingenuity was 
shown also when they held another social 
dance in April. 

The picnic in the spring, with a flourish of 
hot-dogs and beverages, brought to a close a 
most successful sophomore year at Stout. 



Class of '51 


FL/ JtoL: Jam« Hdler, Wayne Koehler, Un Loebel. Don Krueger, fame* Haas. JWM AW: Takesh. Hirano, IW Han- 
zdl, Robert Houghton, Robert Jensen. 

Class of 

First Ron- Bettylou Gibson, Natalie Gehri, Florence Gofl&ill. Shirley Cox. Mildred DaWby. Carol Lbon, Dorb E^hlM 

Flanders. Don Ticiz. 


Lois |cnscn, Bctt) Seas, Dorothy Larson, Barbara Lovering, Roscmaric Hartmann. Rachel Dauermann. Lois Hcikc. 
Second Rou: Elva Lovctt, Virgil King, Richard V. Johnson. Rus-ell Urson. Ted Koprowkz, Hetic Severson. Third Row: Date 
ill. Charles Mowbray, Don Gricsbach, Roland Krogstad, Henry Roesler. Fourth Rou: Tom Jacobson, Conrad Olson, Gordon 
Moinmscn. Bob Nelson. 

nineteen fifty-one 

iiarci McMahon, Raymond Post. Rolland Wolfe, James OoJey, Hartcr Peterson, David Pilon, Lorton Layman. Sec- 
ond Rou: Catherine McCarthy. Patsy Webb. Ruthic Larson. Barbara Pcch. Arno Nylund. Carrol Molner. Third Rou: Doris Pick- 
ering, Dorothy Krushas. Edmund Paul. Gerry Raislcr, James Norris, Betty Potthast, lean Neimann. Fourth Row: Bob Penning. 
Verne Re<cland. Edward Nvlund. Paul Merrill. Oliver Ohr. 


First Roar. Ka\ Thurston, Patricia Vogels, Mariano* Zdrazil, Ruth Schradcr. Carol Hansen. Helen Wolsey, Mildred Schutts. 
Second Row: Janice Vaughn, Ray Stasicluk. Unvrence Thcmmes, Kujicnc Traxler, Glen Sommers, Garth Wilcox, Don Van Hr.i- 
mcr. Ruth Wis*. Thud Ron: Marshall Steel. Henry Tall, George Skrbich, William Sipple. Clarence Lrankar. Ir\in Smith. James 
Papez. Fourth Rote; Don Straw. Francis Stephens. 

Class of '51 

First Row: Eugene Weigel, Roger Randall. Don Rlu-ad. Jane Woold ridge, Ross Slater. Gene Tahlier, Leonard Westberg. Second 
h'"«: Akira Takahama, Hiroto Taono, Ardcan Sveum, Edward Wagner, Kenneth Wedell, Dale Sherburne. Third Ron : Warren 
Wold. Wayni West, Eugene Wolske, Lawrence Madsen. 11. Walter Weiss. 


Le ft to Right: Radio Sparking, The band on parade — Kitchen police, Stout student home, Nice tackle 
— The alleycats. Typical eager beavers. 

Milan He ley 

Vice President 
Hill Basks 

Biviri.y Brkiimir 


Shirley Krdm.yn 

Class of 1952 

If the first year is any indication of the years that 
lie ahead, the Freshman Class shows great promise. 

Alter its election of officers in Scptemhcr, the ambi- 
tious members of the class of "52 immediately put their 
heads together and made plans for Homecoming, The 
biggest job, traditionally designated to the freshmen, 
was to build the bonfire at the fairgrounds. Trucks 
were obtained and the freshman fellows set out to col- 
lect wood, railroad ties, rubber tires, hay, and other 
bric-a-brac for the fire. The night before Homecoming, 
the pile was guarded in shifts, and the workers were 
rewarded with hot coffee and sandwiches served to 
them by the girls on coffee detail. 

The bonfire was very high and skillfully con- 
structed, and as the heat of its leaping flames warmed 
the crowds of spectators attending the traditional tire, 
the freshmen felt a glow of satisfaction, knowing that 
their first job done as a class had been successful. The 
second test of class ability was the Freshman Class 
Homecoming float, built on the theme "Let's Hear 
Down on 1-a Crosse." It featured a huge bear gnash- 
ing his teeth into the form of a La Crosse football 
player. As a third and equally "glorious" example of 
their cooperative and industrious spirit, the freshmen 
cleaned up after the homecoming dance. 

Yes, the class of '52 happily looks ahead to three 
more years of hard work, accomplishment, fun, and 


5m»W Ao«. W,l« m N Bnmcr. Kenneth Amctvcit, Allen Ellingson, Bonita Brand,. William Banks, Bruce JrnEon Ru"l' 
Bocuncr. Robert IX-Umcnng. rW ^Donald Anderson, John Brand.. Robert Berg. Wayne Seman Richard Be u M , 
Dcerocker, Robert Braun. lourth AW.- Willis Bogenhagen, Bernard Breitzman, Oliver Agerlie, Rcinhold B«m 

Class of '52 

« .an Brun k .iherme (,,ukv U, s Bargwardt. Anita Clark, Marly, Eaton, Daynee Buell, Jeannine Douglas. Second 
Row Bcniamin Gabriel. Richard I.. |„hn*.n. Dean Crmvcll. Karen Anderson, Shirley Bonngard, Jeanne \rel.u William lim- 
J«h«cr.Suney IWInun W AW: John Kaphinga. Duane Freiberg, .red Fischer, TheodS I en. l»l!U! wi 
i -ward Beaver. R. Dav.d Johnson. S.anle> Ivcrson. Robert Erickson, Carl Anderson, Dennis Faltman 

C5I 3 

Class of 

W^hlTll nSJ^EXtt V" "S* ^K^ DomHddeauui, Domthy Hilton, M.,rv Kilduff. Second Rov 


First Row: Jean Peterson. June Linse, Marks Lambee, Ruby Larson, Dorothy Knuiscn, Violi Leukau, Ollie Rac Lee. Second 
Ron: James Spano, Jon Pcngilly, Theresa Mroczkowski, Ruth Larson, George McGowan. Robert Miller. Third Row: Ralph Olson, 
Rucbcn Schwantes. Paul Rcvord, Harold Morgan. Lirry M<>shcr. Marry Nusbcrgcr, Fourth Row: Arthur Nusberger, Allen Swan, 
Kent Rudesill. Dick Krucgcr, Joe LaVoie, John Myers, 

nineteen fifty-two 

First Row: Stuart Smith. Gene Getting. Albert brown. Joan Mitby, Wayne Olson, Donald Plalc. Bernard Ructtcn. Second Row: 
Newman. Man Rin^stad, Irene Tiller, Shirley Sommcrvold, Patricia Schreincr, Doris Thornby. Patricia Peterson. Third 
Rou: Elizabeth Scufcrt, Irene Orfgcn, Louise Neumann. Allen Nicolai. Roman Weinzicrl, Paul Kokubun. Fourth Row: Gaylard 
L. Roc. Donald Sargent, (icrald Score. Robert Ohm. Mclvin Witte. 


i , ."" 'u" T L«w Eleanor Uduimia, Leas Sutelch, Tere Roland, Ruih Quigley, Geraldine Tanz, Kathryn Ziehni. Second 
„» u- X n l\ f z ;^V vt,<l -. I ' mlmc /WI,UL lhlTls Z< * dlncr - R "* Youn * ,k,,c Ra*mu«en. r/„,-,/ Jto« •.- Wall) West- 
cnberg, Wendlen Schmaltz, Jo Ann, Seymour, Margerj Thompson, Albert Socrin. fames Wallesverd. Fourth Row: Charlie Jkhi- 
terl, Lawrence Ryder, Kenneth Tlmmpxin. David Redand. 

Class of '52 


Left to Right: Hams at work, Kafoos raising cane — Slim Jim and the boys, Tower meeting — Kiss me 
honey. The t'eedbag is on — Shirley gets a live one, Christmas caroling. 


lor skill of the hands 

Hard, strong hands, swift with decision 

Firm, sure hands, faster than vision. 

The hands of a laborer, hardened with toil, 

and those of the farmer, ingrained with the soil. 

The hands of a craftsman, at work on a lathe, 

or the hands of a mother, with children to bathe. 



Stout Student Association 

In 25 years on the campus, the Stout Student Association has 
become a positive and dynamic organization for the promotion 
of student voice and school spirit. Through the SSA, each student 
receives a weekly Stoutonia. an annual Tower, and an activity 
ticket which affords him admission to all music, athletic, lyceum, 
assembly, and social events. 

The activities of the SSA this year have been many mu\ varied. 
The all-school mixer during the first week of school initiated a 
full social program for the year. The SSA solicited the help of 
all school organizations in setting up a schedule of weekly all- 
school activities. In addition to events scheduled by individual 
classes and organizations, the SSA organized the "Stoutennial 
Homecoming," the Christmas dance, the mid-semester mixer, and 
the Senior Frolic. Twice each month the SSA scheduled student 
.isvunhh programs, hi addition to the responsibilities ol the SSA. 
the officers form the executive branch of the Student Governing 

Robert Swansos 

Vice President 
Gertrlde Provost 

Doris Eckstein 


John Poellincer. 



Student Governing Board 

The student govemmg board is composed of the SSA officers, two representatives from the sophomore, junior 
and *„,« classes, respectively, and three faculty members. The board has joint power with the Committee on Stu- 
dent Mam to tn.t.ate rules and regulations pertaining to student welfare. The board meets semi-monthly and in 
case ot an emergency can call a special meeting. The governing board acts as a mediator for any student who has a 
problem which necessitates a meeting with any of the faculty or administration. 

The jobs of the student government this year have been many. One was the reorganization of student activities 
These activ,„es mdude clubs, fraternities, and societies which are on the college social program. The Community 
Chest was studK-d by the board, and distribution to the chest's different needs was made accordingly. The board also 
formulated an aem.ty check system for students engaged in extra-curricular activities. Hoard members selected 
eleven members ot the student body to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. Through the student 
governing board, the- students have adopted a war orphan and are pledged to her support. Members of the board 
ihis past year have attended conventions, one held at La Crosse, the other at Madison. The latter was an V S \ 

£ m::'c^7^:tt£^. M»ttmta*- ,: °- *■ M - «- ■"* ■*-* 


President. Omkr B» \\ 

Epsilon Pi Tau 

The Thcta chapter of the Epsilon Pi Tau is located at Stout Institute. It 
is the international honorary professional fraternity for industrial arts and 
vocational education. Dean Bowman, as trustee of this organization, guides 
and advises the group. Prospective members must have achieved a required 
scholastic standing for admission. 

The purposes of this organization are to recognize the place of skill; to 
promote social efficiency; to foster, counsel, and reward research; and to 
publish and circulate the results of this research. 

At meetings, held twice a month, members work toward the traternity's 
goals. Speakers for these meetings are obtained from the field of industrial 
arts. An annual held trip is taken so members may visit different industries 
and study industrial arts departments of other schools. This organization 
also holds two social functions during the year, a Christmas party and a 
spring picnic. 

Each year, the E.P.T. award is bestowed by the organization upon an 
outstanding student in industrial arts. 

Row 5: Walter I>uv.l«l. Wallace Hammerberg, John Hansen, Sheridan Bracken. AW 4: Richard Sutton, Gordon Niessner, Gustai lansscn, 
William Amthor, Don Connerley. AW ?: Robert liurd, Mr. Beoerly, Arthur Dietrich, Dellmont Lindbloom, Edgar Rw. Lee hereon. 
Row 2: Robert Thomas, R.iU-n Blaesing, Lloyd Gannegan, Richard Maliszewski, Willard Benson. I>can Price. Robert Yorkston. Row I: 
(;<>r<lon W'asinjHT. Stephen Grudichak, [ohn Postman. Omer Benn, R.ninond Cornwdl, Dean Bowman. 


Bcrgstrum. Warren Phillips. Paul Larsen. (.icqucs Beers. Edwin Schattxlineidcr. Ruber t Crowley, Robert IX-smarais. Row J: 
Robert Swanson. George Zimmerman. Edward Ahrcns, Melvin Olson, Edward Saxhauj:, Frank Schr<ieter. AW 2: Warren Thomas, Phillip 
LaRortic. Joseph Benolctti, Kenneth Schank, Melvin McKjrc, Clifford Soremen, Bruce Thompson. Row I: Mr. Jams. Mr. Brown, 
nderson. Mr. Ruehl. Mr. Kranxusch. Mr. Barnard. 


Phi Upsilon Omicron 

The Tau Chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron is a national honorary pro- 
fessional home economics fraternity. The aim of this fraternity is to pro- 
mote the professional and social growth of all home economics students at 
The Stout Institute. Its professional activities include sponsoring profes- 
sional meetings, providing noted speakers, sending a textile box to home 
economic teachers in the state, publishing a biannual news letter to send 
to alumnae, sponsoring part of the spring Open House at Stout, and plan- 
ning a program for home economic recruitment. Its social functions con- 
sisted of a Phi U spring tea, an annual Founder's Day banquet, and a 
Christmas party. 

President, Helen Tirpak 

First AW: Rosemary Olbert. Miss Truillinger, Ruth Knowles, Ruth Bermce Johnson. Betty Dengle. Second kou: Harriet Oku- 
yama, Caroline Lanzer, Phyllis Onsager, lean Walwr, Lucille Lindbcrg. Third Rou-: Beth Yount, Leooa Sexe, Dons Counsell. Obvc 
Brownell. Florence Seversen, Gertrude Provost Fourth Rou- Rosdla Tramgniud, Ruth Ann Chnstenteo, Delores Eggebrecnt, Franca 


Alpha Psi Omega 

"Actors in place! House lights out! Foot lights on!" The curtain goes 
up— and the Manual Arts Players chapter of Alpha Psi ( >mcga has pro- 
duced another pla) . 

M. A. P. was organized in 1921 to promote an appreciation of dramatic art. 
The threefold purpose of the fraternity members is to develop an appre- 
ciation for drama, attain skill in the act of interpretation, and provide train- 
ing which may serve as a preparation for future activity in amateur pro- 

Any Stout student can become a member by having fulfilled satisfac- 
torily requirements for points gained through acting and stage crew work 
and by maintaining a required grade point average. 

This year M.A.P. assisted the centennial committee in its celebration of 
Senator Stout's one-hundredth birthday. A major M.A.P. event of home- 
coming weekend was the play "The Woman Who Understood Men." 
This year, new stage scenery was built to replace the worn-out flats. This 
activity gave interested students an opportunity to earn some of the points 
required for admittance into the fraternity. 

President, Kenneth Sciiank 

First Row: Elmer Ewwrrt, Miss t ruU.n. Kenneth Schank, Duane E. Lebegue. Second Row: fowph Bertolctti, Glenn Sommers, Bernice John- 
v»n, lX,nal<! Racthcr. rhml Row: RoIkti Christenscn, Karl Windberg, John Postman, 1 IiroUl Sattcriand. 


Kappa Phi Sigma 

The Kappa Phi Sigma social fraternity was organized in 1931 to pro- 
mote know ledge, friendship, and social life for men. Under the able leader- 
ship of Carroll Brusen, the president of K.F.S. for the 1 948-49 term, this 
fraternity has had a well-rounded year of successful activities. 

K.F.S. started the school year by sponsoring the first all-school dance in 
September. At homecoming, the highlight was the annual alumni breakfast 
and the pledging of seven new members into the fraternity. The fall dinner 
dance in November was a success and one which will Ik* remembered by 
all those who attended. As second semester came around, the "Kafoos" 
initiated an entirely new idea in sponsoring an all-school dance, that of 
presenting an orchid to each lady who attended. The theme was appropri- 
ately named "Orchids for M'Lady." The annual "grudge game" between the F.O.B. fraternity and the K.F.S. fraternity 
was won by the K.F.S. for the second consecutive time, 49-41. 

Stunt night brought another great success to the "Kafoos" as they won first place with the skit entitled "K.F.S. 
Takes to the Air." The spring dinner dance on April 9th was another "long to remembered" event on the K.F.S. 
social calendar. 

As the light of this college year fades into the distance, the echoes of the men singing the "WhirTenpoof" song. 
and the chap wearing the straw hat, K.F.S. sweater, and carrying the cane during "Hell Week" are symbolic of 
the Kappa Phi Sigma fraternity. 

President, Cakkol Kki -in 

First Row. Mr. A. (i. Brawo, Roger Winbcrg, Gordon Nooycn. Carroll Krusen. Joseph Rertoletti. Arvin Ahlf. Mr. R. Bettcrlcy. Second 
Unm Burmeister. Darwin Serra, Kenneth Schank, Edgar Ross. Jerome All. Prank Tank, Robert Manson. Herbert Waunabc. Third 
Row: Richard C. Johnson. Leslie Springtime. Merlin Moore. Roger Gibbon*. Robert llendrickson, William Albrccht, Eugene I-indgrat. 
Fourth Row: Robert Houghton. Robert McKay. Richard Rocn. John Hanson. Jerome Zehnka, Russell Pollock. Fifth Ron: Roger Ijnd- 
^ Jerome Larson. Vaughn St.u. Lowell Tuft. Warren Richter. 


Phi Omega Beta 

The F.O.B.'s have the singular distinction of being, perhaps, the only 
college nun's organization in the country to Ik founded in a women's 
dormitory. F.O.B. was founded in the recreation room ot Lynvvood Hall in 
] l 0". when Lynwood was still a residence for women students. It is today 
the oldest men's social organization on the campus. 

F.O.B. takes an active interest in sports and school activities. High- 
lighting this year's F.< ).B. activities were the spring formal "Tropigan/.a" 
and the all-school "Stunt Night." 

During pledge week, F.O.B. pledges are easily recognized by their 
traditional derbies. bow tics, and undershirts. They announce to the col- 
lege their desire to join the organization; then these derby-clad members 
can be seen throughout the school year attending the many school func- 


President, \V.\i.i.\ck Hammrrberc; 

ma Row: Dr. J. Rdjiar Ray, R.i]j>h Smith, Robert Young, Wallace Hammcrberg, Gordon Niessner, Fred Wentorf, Mr. Ray C. Johnson, 
Second K-,u : John Rudow. Kdwaxd Ahrcns. Robert Hanson. Jama t'nui, Fred Amthor, Milo Anderson, William Amthor, George Cham- 
berlain. Third Rou-: P.irntk I lazarian. Arnold Potthast, Torval Hendrickson, Ruben Mackin, John Yount, John Rowc. Fourth Rou-: Warren 
Phillip. Arlan Koctchcr. Ilartcr Peterson. William Smith. William Young, Rue I Fleming, Bruce Thompson, Don McKihbon. /■'////; Rou: 
Omar lk-nn. Robert Manna. Will Ma lone. l-'.dwaid Binstock. Robert Simon. Walter Dusold. Don Bracm. 


President. Ghwc.k Zimmkkman 

Sigma Tau Gamma 

The Alpha Kappa chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma, formerly known as 
Phalanx, is now a part of the national organization. Through this affilia- 
tion, the members expect to derive many benefits not otherwise obtainable. 
and in turn they hope to benefit their entire fraternal organization and The 
Stout Institute itself. 

As the Phalanx Fraternity, the group this year sponsored a smoker for 
men students and faculty of Stout, a square dance, and an all-school formal 
called Autumn Serenade. 

As Sigma Tau Gamma, the chapter sponsored a Coffee Hour in Har- 
vey Memorial in celebration of the group's becoming a part of the national 
organization. The Pre-Prom Dinner is the last big social event of the year 
for the fraternity. 

All the members of Sigma Tau Gamma strive to live up to the fra- 
ternity's motto: Be square. 

First Row: Mr. Herman Arncon. Ihuiu Ubeguc, Mariynn TibbetU, George Zimmerman. Richard llogstad. Kolk-rt Cairns, Mr. John 
Jarvis. Second Row. Warren Thomas, Ia-c Flanders, Martin Vitz, Herbert Meisner, RuIhti Swanson, Stephen Grudichak. Warren Barbcrg. 
Charles Jorgensen. Third Row: Karl Windberg, Lorton Layman, Armin (krhardt. Joseph Downs, Melvin Olson, Robert Thom.iv, Fourth 
Row: Donald Gee, Richard Hunsbuscht-r. Paul Partridge, Marfan Berg, Donald Pahrmann, Douglas Sherman, Milton Miller, Duane Pay- 
leitner. Fifth Row: Hcnrj Tall, Robert Crowley, John Poellinger. Kenneth Darling, Earl Dvhnc. John Postman. 1 dward Maurer. 

i: 66 ;i 


From a chapter membership of sixteen in 1944. Sigma has grown into 
a working organization of over twenty-five members, with many alumni 
in the field. The principal aim of Sigma is to promote social and educa- 
tional life in the college and in the lives of its members. 

Some Sigma activities for the year were the sponsoring of several formal 
dinners and the presentation of the annual "Tacky Drag" dance in the 
fall of the year. In previous years the organization has contributed to the 
facilities provided in the Union. 

During pledge week each pledge is required to wear a large red sash 
with the word Sigma written on it. thus identifying him to the students. 

President. ERNEST HaUCKE 

w: Dr. Agncw. Robert Jackson. LcRoj Parsons. Ernest Haucke, Edward Ralph. Warren Fish, Dr. Oetting. Second Row: Robert 
Houg. Phi) LaBortlc. Walter Vernon. Cordon Wauingcr, lames Gehrke, fames Bergstrom. Third Row: Marvin I.unthn. Maurice Schneck, 
Lavcrnc Burns. Kenneth Krohn. Fourth Rote: Harvex Petersen, Ed. Burns. Donald Racthcr. Curtis Briggs, Donald Sargent Fift 
Gerhard Nelson. Paul Axelson. Otto Rocke, Stanley Kendall, Curtis Van Loon. 


:: : Waltzer, Beth Yount, Grace Watson, Virginia Schrimpf, [anet Rottjer Second Ron: Lillian Jeter, Marjorie Postman, Kcm- 
r.ih Antrim. Nancy Glenn, Ann Marshall. Wrlc Sncen. Third Row. Gloria Clay. Hazel Win Sea. 

Intersociety Council 

The Intersociety council is the governing body of the tour women's so- 
cial organizations at Stout. This council, which is composed of the dean 
of women and the president, secretary, and faculty sponsor of each society, 
meets once a month to discuss rules and regulations thai .ire advisable to 
promote harmony between the different women's organizations. Striving to 
promote cooperation and friendliness among the four societies is the aim 
and purpose of the council. 

Each year this group sponsors the Intersociety Ball, held in the winter; 
a joint rushing party for the freshmen and transfer women students; and 
an all-school dance. 

The Intersociety council works unceasingly for the betterment of the 
college. Among the council's many contributions to Stout is the purchase 
of dishes and kitchen equipment for the Harvey Memorial, where many 
of our afternoon teas are held. 


hr Row. Lucille Lindner* Jean Valuer, kin Dciigcl. Grace Watson, Mary Hoehn, Dr. Marshal], Franca Knight Second Rom Ger- 
nude Provost. Janice Jewel. UVcrnc Ablard. Dora Zimmerman, Harriet Okuyama, Phyllis Walsh, Rosemary Olbert. Third Row: Dorothj 
Amende Florence Plcsaczyn-Jti .Marvel Oelkc. Danzingcr, Doris Counsel I, Florence Severson. Fourth Row; Ann Banker. Kathryn 
Gerondalc. Mary Lou Croom. \ irjimia |nhn«»n. Audrey Vigcrust, Patricia Moore, Madelyn Erickson. 

Pallas Athene 

President, (ikacl \V.\tm>.\ 

Anticipating a year packed with activity, the Pallas Athenes started out 
with a bang. Our homecoming celebration was very gay, especially when 
our homecoming float was judged most beautiful of all. A Pallas Athene 
lovely, Jean Waltzer, reigned as homecoming queen, with another Pallas 
Athene, Betty Dengle, as one of her attendants. Highlights for our new 
members were pledge night, and our beautiful formal initiation held at the 
La Pointe home. Just before Thanksgiving, the traditional Pallas Athene 
serenade was held. 

Following the social calendar through the year, the Pallas Athenes en- 
joyed in particular their gala Thanksgiving dinner, their Easter Sale, and 
their May Day tea. To start the second semester, Pallas Athene sponsored 
their annual Snow Brawl. The organization's Founders" day, with its deep 
meaning for all Pallas Athenes. was the occasion of another informal dinner. 

The important event of the spring was the annual PA dinner dance, a 
fitting climax to the activities of the year. The senior dinner signified not 
only the close of Pallas Athene activities for the year, but also the end of 
our association at Stout with our graduating sisters. 


First Ron : Verle Sn«-n. Esther Medtlie, L<>i» Chamberlain, Ik-ih Yount, Mtss Jeter, Peggy Welch. Second Ron : Marianna Zdrczii. [can C; 
Carol Lison, have Lehner, Ruth Schrader, Willa Rayburn. [can Welch. Third Ron : Ruth Knowles, Jean Carswell, Ruih Larson, Jean Sic 
ntr. Bcto Hover. I >«»n>. Kk-tdn. Ruth Neuman. Fourth Hon-. Doroth) Groethe, Mar) Ann Houlc. Ruth Ann Christcnst-n. Norma Nclso 
Jiun Klicnhcini/. Patricia I' 

S. M. A. 

President, Mrs. YorxT 


The S.M.A. society, organized in 1922. is a social group tor girls havi. 
similar interests and ideals. The many activities of its members during 
past year have made the SMA's i well-known organization on the Stoui 

On graduation morning, twelve members will exchange their traditional! 
black S.M.A. dresses for black caps and gowns. The last year at Stout has I 
been an eventful one for these and all the other ever-active S.M.A.'s. 

In the fall of the year, an impressive initiation for the nine new mcrr 
bers was held at the home of Mrs. F. F. Brewer, a charter member of 

Yellow mums sold by the S.M.A.'s at Homecoming time were a 
niiicant addition to that gala occasion. Many S.M.A. alumni were here 
.mended the breakfast in their honor at the Congregational Church. 

Sadie Hawkin's Week! The S.M.A.'s were again in the thick of thin; 
sponsoring a candy sale on Monday, a Valentine tea on Wednesday, and 
traditional Sadie Hawkin's dance on Saturday night. 

In spring, a dinner dance and Senior Recognition for the twelve 
uating members were held. A sterling silver teaspoon was given to 
one as a remembrance of her S.M.A. days at Stout. 

Each member of this society strives to achieve merit in scholarship, 
be of service, and to be an enthusiastic supporter and an active partici 
in college activities. 


t ' r ui »""' ' kn , uls " n - <; , lona a -'>- Mrv ' ' ack Postman, Janet Rottjer, Leona Sexe. Second Rom \oya I lean Sand. Ruth Sam- 

dbhl. Betty Scvcr*.n Betty Achterkirch, Janice Obser. Third Ro«/c Barbara Johnson, Ruth Helen Kdly. OHve Brnvvncll. Kathryn 
ThuiMnn,onc Musil. Beatrice Sajisetter. Fourth AW. Marilyn Erkkson, Mancj Haertlein, Lois Quirt.^ Lou Frioem, Marian 

The Hyperion Society 

As enthusiastic members of the Hyperian society, we had another busy 
and eventful year. Through the leadership of our president, Janet Rottjer. 
and the willing help of our adviser, Mrs. Postman, the Hyps had a year to 
remember. The first important function was our rushing party. The guests 
had a chance to exercise their right to vote and hear some of the best cam- 
paign speeches of the year. After this came homecoming with our float 
and the annual homecoming brunch. By the middle of December we were 
busy taking orders for Christmas cards, veiling bridge decks with The 
Stout Institute" printed on them, and making toys for the children at the 
Chippewa Falls orphanage. We continued our activity right into the new 
semester by sponsoring the Just 1949 dance, the initiation of several new 
members into the society, and the famous "Old Heidelberg" tea. We ended 
this happy year with a dinner-dance and a farewell dinner for the graduat- 
ing members of the Hyperian society. 

President, \ 

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first Rote: Margaret Pcery, Nancy Glenn, Miss Van Ness. Virginia Schrimpf. Second Rant: Natalie Gehri, Rotemarj Goede, I><>r«>ih\ Lir- 
ion, IsaM Benedict, Barbara Lovering, Barbara Pcch. Third Ron-: Ruth Conjurske, Ellen McGarty, I'lnl Bartosk, l-«»i> Jensen, Geraldtnj 
Raislcr, Betty Potthast. Fourth Row: K.m Schwalbe, Jean Kclton. Eileen Riley, Janice Pcgorsch, Eileen Deetz. 



"flu- Phtlomathcan Literary SociclN was organized in 1°12 as a wom- 
an's literary society and is one of tlie older social organizations on the Stout 
earn [>us. Today the organization provides an active social program in ad- 
dition to its interest in good literature. 

The Philomatheans hegnn their social calendar lor the year by sponsor- 
ing the annual Philo Phrolix dance following the hrst home football game 
of the season, Oliver fall functions were the I lalloween tea, the Philo alumni 
breakfast held at the Methodist Church, the pledging of new members, and 
.i Christmas corridor sale. 

The spring pledging, the dinner dance, and a farewell party for senior 
members climaxed a busy and memorable year. 


ins Row: Frances Knight, Don* Eckstein, Kathryn Gerondale, Gertrude Provost, Marvel Oelkc. Second Row: Miss .\nn Noble, Ruth Ann 
bristenscn. Norma Nelson. Mtn. |<>hn Postman. 

The Home Economics Club 

The Home Economics club has been \cr\ active this year. Every Home 
Economics student is a member of the club, which is affiliated with both 
the state and national Home Economics organization. The original organi- 
zation was organized in 1924 to develop professional spirit, to improve 
social and educational activities, and to keep students in close touch with 
important organizations in Home Economics. 

Each month the club has had a professional meeting. Speakers were an 
architect, artist, demonstrator, national Home Economics Club past presi- 
dent, and many others. The club sponsored the annual corridor dance lor 
new students, the Yule KafTee Lag, and the farewell breakfast for senior 

The club was active also in College Week, during which high school 
students from surrounding towns visited the school. Members have sent aid 
to Europe, and they have engaged in other worthwhile projects. Delegates 
from Stout are sent to the province, state, and national Home Economics 
ation conventions. One of the members, Ruth Neuman, was presi- 
dent of the State Home Economics association this year. 

President, Kathryn Gerondale 


Editor in Chief 

Herbert Watanabb Russell Gbbbeb Tobval Hekdrickson 

Editor and Head of Mal(e Up Associate Editor and Head of Business Manager 


The Tower Staff 

The first week of school found everyone busy getting settled down to work. The Tower start was no exception, 
and work on the 1949 Tower began with a bang! 

There was much to be done, and with the purpose in mind ot editing the best book possible, the editors 
planned the layout. The editorships were held by Louis Burmeistcr, editor-in-chief; Herbert Wannabe , editor, 
and head of make-up; Russell Gerber, associate editor; Toby Hendrickson. business manager: Clyde Schwellen- 
bach. chief photographer; Naomi Wendt, chief typist: Bohumil Holub. art editor; Robert Mackin, sports editor; 

and Ann Banker, graduate section editor. 

The staff members, many of whom were freshmen, were recruited from 
the student body, and they did their part, together with the editors, in produc- 
ing the 1949 Tower. 

To check the progress of the book, the staff met every Wednesday night 

in the Tower office. Present at these meetings were the Tower advisers: 

Dwight Chinnock. business adviser; Guy Salycr, publicity adviser: and Thomas 

V £y-~ Fleming, literary adviser. These faculty members gave to the staff editors 

much-needed help throughout the year. 
Not just work and responsibility 
were the duties of each staff member, 
but also fun and fellowship were gained 
as the lxx>k materialized through the 

DwiOIlT ClllNNO< K 

Business Advisor 

Thomas Fleming 

Literary Advisor 

Guy Salyeb 

Staff Advisor 


:v,il Ik-ndi-K-kson. Ruwll Gcrbcr, Herbert Watanabe, Louis Burmeister, Clyde Schwcllenbach. Second Ron-. Jean Waltzer. 
Ushijima, Helen Helm. (Jerri. T.inz. Donna Hake. Dorothy Hilton. Third Ron : Jean \'an Liew, Ann Hanker. Naomi Wendt, R<>^ 
Youn>:. b»is Subiuh. K.ithryn Zichm. Fourth Row: Edward McMahon, Ro» Slater, Glenn Brooks, Robert Mackin, (• isner, Warren 



Raymond Corn-well 

William Hxkjk 
. Id visor 


Printed and published by the students at The Stout Institute, the Stoutonia was distributed every Friday] 
This official publication of Stout was an eight-page weekly which gave information and pleasure to both the stu- 
dents and laculty, as well as to the alumni. Heading th*.- staff of nearly thirty members were Raymond Cornwell, 
editor, and William R. Raker, adviser. 

The Stoutonia was a little more than just a newspaper. It was an educational experiment, written to inform, 
to enlighten, and to give its staff members experience uniform with good journalistic principles. 

An integral part of the Stoutonia was the alumni news, a section which included letters, news of Stout alumni 
and the roster of recent members. Kach week two large mail sacks of Stoutonias were sent to alumni in every state 
ol the union and in the territorial |x>sscssions. 

The features included editorials, a weekly message from President Verne C. Fryklund. the sports round-up, 
and campus gossip. 

Outstanding issues of the year were the Homecoming and the Christmas editions. 

As a reward for work well done, the staff had several social meetings, including banquets, parties and a field 

The Stoutonia is in its thirty-eighth year, and is a member of the Associated Collegiate Press. 




Carolyn Lahzbm 
!)< <k Editor 

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First Row: Robert Blai-Mng, Carol Radtkr. Caroline Lanzcr, Raymond Cornwetl, Richard C. Johnson, (.turn.. Norton, Mr. W. R. Baker 
Second Row. Shirk* I).»jkt. Donna Kranh. [>orothy K«.j»(>, Eileen Dillman, Dariene Nel«on, Zona R., knrudc Provost, Richard 

Mahszcwski. {hud R.m : l>li>1i« On^rr. Naiu> Harrtkin. Marge Musil, Jean Dillman, Jean Bulnur. Bett) Braun, Bob Mackin Fourth 
Rou: X.n Winter*. Don Straw. Dolore* Fazjicbrccht, Kim Gcrondale, Dennis Foltman, Lester Ducnk, Jim Covey. Fifth A'«« . Ross Slater 
Milan Mulct. 


Stout Typographical Society 

^^^^^^^^ m Wk Although the Stout Typographical Society was organized in 1926. manv 

oi its traditions and activities ha\c their foundation early in the history of 

printing. The celebration of Printing Education week, for example, honors 

~3^ J- CT k ^^4 tne ^' rtn °^ N cn i amm Franklin on January 17, 1706. Another activity, the 

wayzgoose. rtnds its beginnings in the annual holidays of early printers. 

The objectives of the Stout Typographical Society are based upon a de- 
sire to promote cooperation between educators and craftsmen, to encourage 
a well-rounded background of related information on graphic arts subjects, 
to encourage work under trade and professional guidance, to offer an op- 
}x>rtunity lor leadership training, and to promote social activities among all 

In carrying out these objectives, the members of the Stout Tyjx>graphical 
Society engage each year in production of printed material for other organi- 
zations on the school campus. An annual field trip to schools and commercial 
printing establishments is another project which promotes the objectives 
of the society. 
Membership is divided into three degrees: apprentice, journeyman, and master; advancement to each of these 
degrees is based upon rigid requirements of study and examination. As a symbol ol" his craft, each member carries 
a traditional key. The apprentice is entitled to a bronze key; the journeyman receives a silver key; and the master 
printer is honored with a gold key. All members are pledged to the motto; "To uphold the dignity of the Art 

Ki<i!\ki>, Pics. 

First Rou : Mr. William R. Baker. Frank Clark, )<>hn Kaiser. Richard Mali/.cwski, RoIkti Blacsing, George Norton, Mr. David Bar 
Set mill Run: Arthur Baetz, Howard Trickey, Peter Schellinger, Frank Tank. Irvin Lathrop, Robert Manson. Third Rou-: lkndrick 
son. Richard C. Johnson, Edward Burns. Kirnik i la/.m.m. Carl Johnson, Robert .Mackin, Uoyd Gannegan, Fourth Rou: R.i\m.>nd G>rn 
wdl, Charles Thomas, R«»Ihti McKay, Gordon Nooyen, Md<> Anderson, Lucerne Schnll. /■*////; Rose: Ellsworth Kane. Paul Axclscn. 


Arts and Crafts 

The Arts and Gratis club is, .in its name indicates, a club in which both 
student and faculty members interested in hobby and craft work can en- 
gage. The work is interesting as well as educational. Participants are al- 
lowed to work in any craft medium in which they are interested; the ex- 
perience they gain aids them in the instruction of the proper use of tools 
and materials. Through membership in this club, the members can make 
worthy use of their leisure time and learn about the organization and func- 
tion of craft clubs. Membership is open to students and faculty members 
who can pass the easy entrance examination. 

Paul Larsen, Pre*. 

Row I: Harold (Kix.rn. Philip 1-aBorde. Paul l-ir-.n. Richard Hunsbuschcr, R.o Kranzusch. Ron 2: George Pease, Robert Hurd, 
Sheridan Bracki-n.I«M;pli Mays. Raymond Corn well, Norman Lenius. Hour 3: Robert Yorkston, Jack Been, Douglas Sherman, Kenneth 
Darling. Warren Richter. Jack Postman. W.irren Barberg. Row 4; Arthur Pini-r. Howard Greening, John Neumann. Joseph Downs. 
vey Bcrjihuis. Sicphan (irudichak, Warren Lawson, Paul Kopp, Melvin Olson. 


First Rom Gene Oetting, Joe Longo, Curtis Howani, Oydc Schwellenbach, Mr. Soderberg. Second Row: Eugene rraxfcr, EkanorEriJ 
son, K t -n Schank, Alice Billiet. Jem SchwaJbc, Warren Barberg. Third Rowi [oc Downs, |un Nbrns, Fred Fisher, Dellmoni Until oom, 
Robert Gray, Donald Landsverk. Gerry Solie. Fonrri /Zoic: Nid Palmer, Roben Frey, |«hn Schwalbc, R.xlmx Hanson, Dennis F 
Kenneth Thompson. Filth AW: Milan llulcv. IV.naLI Fahrman, Ernest Haucke. 

The Stout Institute Rifle Club 

The Stout Institute Rifle Club, a chapter of the National Rifle Association of America, is one of the two CI 
"A" college clubs in America. 

The object of this organization is the encouragement of organized rifle and pistol shooting among citizens 
the United States residing in this community and among students of The Stout Institute, in an effort to provi 

a better knowledge on the part of such citizens in the safe handling an 
proper care of firearms, as well as in improved marksmanship. It is the 
r, vaii CruwEi 1 1.VRW11. Pres. further object and purpose of the club to forward the development of those 

characteristics of honesty, good fellowship, self discipline, learn play, and 
^fr*H ^. self-reliance which art the essentials of good sportsmanship and the fou 

W "•'fcilfiS dation of true patriotism. 

r*' V The Stout Institute Rifle Club sponsored the "Muzzle Loaders Brawl. 

an all-school dance during the hrst semester. Within the organization, c 
petirive shooting and outdoor rifle trips have been the social activities of 
group. In the Industrial Arts Building, the organization has a Class 
indoor shooting range, which is open throughout the year to members an 
friends. The club has an excellent outdoor range also. 

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w: Robert Christian*^ Manford Rotnem, Ray Kranzusch. Phillip Ruchl. Leslie Springmirc. Second A.W: Paul Lanen, Paul Kopp 
Carl I-nklund. C.corjjc Haiui^nn. Allan Scnty, trvin Uihmp. Third kou: Paul Kunz. Glenn Brooks. Wallace Romlhus. 

The Stout Radio Club 

Membership in the Stout Radio Club is open to radio amateurs, prospective radio amateurs, and anyone else 
interested in radio communication. 

..ini/.ed in January, 1947. this club offers opportunity lor qualified personnel to obtain amateur operator's 
license; to learn the theory of radio; to construct and design radios; to study the theory of transmitters and their 
operation: and to learn the laws governing the use of broadcasting equip- 

The Radio Club has four licensed amateur operators at the present 
time. Obtaining the amateur license is the first step toward acquiring a com- 
mercial operator's license. 

A complete amateur station is in operation in the Trades building, and 
regularly-scheduled operating periods are maintained. The club has con- 
structed a transmitter with an output of four hundred watts, for use on all 
amateur bands. The organization is affiliated with the Northwest Radio 
Club Network and also the State and National Emergency Relief Networks. 
Weekly meetings were held during this past year, giving all those in- 
ested in radio a chance to develop their special talents. 

Bt-RT Rotnem, Pre*. 



|\< (.n es Beers, Pres. 

Alpha Phi Omega 

This fraternity was newly-organized this year and became a national 
chapter of Alpha Phi Omega in May, 1949. It is one of the few national 
organizations on the campus. Alpha Phi Omega is a service fraternity, and 
has a definite program 01 activities in which the pledges and members di- 
rect their energies for the benefit of their fellowmen. 

There are two fundamental requirements for active membership 
Alpha Phi Omega: first, that the student has had previous experience in the 
Scout Movement; second, that he proves an earnest desire to render service to | 
others. Through this organization's activities, its members are provided 
with opportunities to take part in service to the college and to serve various 
scout troops in Menomonie and the Red Cedar Council. 

The highlight of the year's activities was the initiation of the organiza- 
tion into the national fraternity, and a banquet commemorating the found- 
ing of the Stout chapter. 

First Hon: Mr. II. C. Olsen, Mm Lurquin, James Gchrkc, Jacques Been, James Bergstrom, Mr. M. M. Price. Second AW. Lester Ducnk, 
(i.m Charts. Norman UmiK. Lee lkilvi«l. (ik-nn Krouin, Warren Harberg, Herbcn Watanabe. Third Row: Davitl Randall. Charles BM 
chert, Riiv% Gerber, Warren Phillips, Cordon Wassinger, Marvin Priebel. Fourth Row: Don Straw. Donald R.kiIht. Richard Hogstad. Curtis 
Briggs. Virgil Halverson. 


Young Women's Christian Association 


President Pvtkh t \ Jom v 

Vice President |kan Winmjk 

Secretary Shikle^ Cox 

Treasurer ElLEEN Deetz 

Sponsors . . . . . . . . Miss Hain 

Mi- M< Calmont 

Women students of The Stout Institute find expression lor their religious 
and social life in the Young Women's Christian Association, the oldest or- 
ganization on the campus. In 1°-I2. the Y.W.C.A. was established as an 
organization of The Stout Institute extra-curricular program. 

The activities of the Y.W.C.A. .ire planned to fulfill the needs of the 
students, the college, and the community. A listing of these activities in- 
cludes the campus sister movement to help acquaint new students with col- 
lege life; the annual sunrise services held prior to Thanksgiving. Christmas, 
and Easter; helping needy families and underprivileged children through 
distribution of fcotl baskets and gifts, and sponsorship of parties; and a 
senior picnic held in honor of all graduating Y.W.C.A. members. 

The Y.W.C.A. is international in scope, and it. goal is helpfulness and 
good will, not only on a local level but also nationally and internationally. 

Ron : Miss McCalmont, Shirlc) i'.>v. [ean Winsor, Eileen Deetz, Miss Harper. Second Row: Kirl>.ir.i Johnson, Gcraldine |erwitz, Mil 
Hanson, C.iroliiH l..iimr. Elaine (nhnxin. Third Row. Elva Lovett, Man Lou Groom, lean Buhner. Elizabeth Severson, Dorothv 


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Stout Symphonic Singers 

Among the largest and most active nationally-known organizations at 
he college are the Stout Symphonic Singers. In previous years In various 
wits throughout the country, the Symphonies have built a reputation for 
cir versatility and musical ability. 

This year all 65 members gave an out standi nig performance for the 
fie Legislature at Madison. Wisconsin. 

For their annual spring tour, the choir sang concerts throughout the 

item part of the United States including performances at Cheyenne, 
enver. Kansas City, and various army camps throughout that region. The 
limax of the tour was gala banquet at Fort Dodge. Iowa. 

Not only do the Symphonies entertain elsewhere, but they render service 
the school by presenting various concerts throughout the year. 


Warren Phillips, Pres. 

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Stout Band 

The Stout Band added striking color and spirited music to many school activities throughout the school year 
The first major appearances of the band were at the football games, where they maneuvered and drilled at the 
halves. They accompanied the football team to Superior and Eau Claire, where they paraded in the afternoon and 
raised the spirits of the spectators with their original yells and peppy marches at the game. 

During the annual Homecoming festivities the band played an important role. They led the torch light parade 
to the bonfire and headed the Homecoming parade. 

Because the armory was small and seats at a premium, the band was divided into three smaller pep bands. 
These bands took turns playing at the games and often entertained at the half with humorous skits or pantomime. 
The music for assembly introductions and pep meetings was also supplied by the pep bands. 

A traditional spring concert was presented by the band. The program included a variety of boogie, modern, 
classical, symphonic, and march music. 


Girls' Glee Club 

Rachel Dautbrmakn, Pres. 

The Girls' Glee club was organized this year by Mr. Harold R. Cooke. 
and takes the place of the A Cappella choir which has been disbanded. 

The (Jlee club is organized mainly lor the purpose ol providing singing 
lor enjoyment. The highlight of the year's activities was the Christmas Con- 
cert in which all members participated. During the year, a great deal of 
emphasis has been placed on voice control, breath control, and tone develop- 

Membership is open to all girls: one credit is given to those participating 
!ii ,i vear's activities. 

First Row: Kaihryn Zithm. Marjoric Hctllmrj;. Nancy Hamilton, Rita Ziegewied, Beverly Brchmcr, Ruth Larson, !><>r.itln (iulhrandso 
Ardelle Kruener. Ruth Greer, Phyllis Miller. Dorothy Hilton. Second Hon: Gerrj Tan/. Rachel Dauurniann. Jean Knjicbrctson, Shirli, Karen Anderson, MitWy. Ruth Uirwm, Rose Young. Jean Pengilly. Katherine Cowles. Joan Hraun. Klaine Blaser. 


Left to Right: Typical dance, Hold me close honey — Local intermission, picking up their rain checks. Tank 
puts his brand on everybody — One of the formals. The barbershop quartet, Sadie Hawkins dance, — The Christmas 
dance. Kvcrvone feels merrv. 


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We ask you, master of our destiny, 

to guide us in the drive of industry. 

Teach us, show us how a man 

can lead, can he mature, 

can be reliable and sure. 

But most of all, we want to ask, 

to keep us true to our own task. 

The sum of his work is the task of a man. 

The wealth of the world is the sum of its men. 



Rw C. Johnson 

Director of Athletics 
Basketball Coach 

The Stout Athletic Department 

The importance of athletics in the physical, moral, 
and mental training of our nation's people was realized 
and utilized by our government during the past war. 
Healthy minds and bodies, leadership, loyalty, and a 
will-to-win were developed through the competitive 
sports program carried on by our armed forces. 


The primary aim of the Stout Athletic Department 
to provide skilled leadership and adequate facilities 
will afford an opportunity for the group or individ 
to act in situations which are physically wholesome 
mentally stimulating and satisfying, and socially soun 

The athletic department further strives to devel 
standards of behavior that represent the best social trai 
tions of the day, with the development of good citi 
as an ultimate goal, and to lie a leader in combating 
undesirable practices in the field of physical educat 

The athletic department endeavors to create a w 
some competitive spirit among the actual partici 
in the program, as well as competition between our 
lege and other institutions of higher learning. 

The Stout Institute Athletic Department endeavors 
create in the student Ixnly a pride in the college, 
team, and the individual performer, thereby contri 
ing to a well-rounded college program. 

nt is 

Anthony Storti 

Assistant Director of Athletics 

Football Coach 

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Stout opened the 1<HH football season by dropping 
their Krst contest to Eau Claire, the ultimate conference 
champions, by a score of 6-0. The Bluedevils battled 
Eau (la ire lor every inch of ground, but yielded a 
touchdown to their arch rivals in the fourth quarter. 

In this game, the Bluedevils initiated a new offense 
under a new coach, former Stout gridiron great Tony 
Storti, but were unable to get their attack to function 
properly. The Devils penetrated Eau Claire territory 
only once during the game. In \ iriiR of a ill yard run 
by right halfback Arnie Pott hast. 

Stout, however, gave an indication of things to come 
in future conests by holding the Bluegolds to 6 points. 
The Stout line showed particular promise by putting 
up a gallant goal line stand in the second period, stop- 
ping Eau Claire one yard short of a touchdown. 

The Bluedevils gained valuable experience in this 
game, although it did mean opening the season with a 
conference loss. 


Stout entertained the talent-laden River Falls eleven 
at Nelson Field in their next outing, only to drop the 
contest to the Falcons by a 26-7 count. 

The Stout offensive attack showed considerable im- 
provement over the previous week, but the team lacked 
polish defensively. Although the Bluedevils rolled up 12 
first downs, and 200 yards from scrimmage, River Falls 
had a quartet of the speediest backs in the conference 
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who were able to penetrate the Devil defense almost at 

Particularly pleasing to Stout followers was Stout's 
improved passing attack. Freshman quarterback ( lale 
Wocllfcr hit Bluedevil receivers on 13 out of 21 at- 
tempts, .ind v\ax given good protection by Jim Ooley. 
Fred Wentorr*, Lylc Johanson, and Dan Jeatran in the 
forward wall. 

After threatening to score several times during the 
contest. Stout managed to reach the goal line in t he- 
fourth quarter. A scries of passes from Woellfer to Andy 
Masarik moved the ball deep into Falcon territory: 
from there Wwllfer scored on a quarterback sneak. 


Stout won their first football game under their new 
).uh .u the expense of the Whitewater Quakers. The 

Bluedevils struck like lightning twice in the fourth 
quarter to gain a victory in a thrilling finish. 

The contest was of the story book variety from begin- 
ning to end. Whitewater returned the opening kick-off 
all the way to the Stout 22 yard line, and scored on a 
pass three plays later. Stout, not to lie outdone, bounced 
right back in a few momenta to tie up the game. The 
score came on a pass play covering 6 yards, Woellfer to 
Fotthast. with Bob Young making good on his first ot 
three important extra-points for the day. 

Whitewater capitalized on two breaks in rapid suc- 
cession to score twice in the third period. The first one 
came when the Quakers recovered a bad pass from cen- 
ter on the Stout 2 yard line, and the sceond when they 
blocked Bob Young's punt on the Stout 16 yard line. 

With the score reading 20 to 7 in Whitewater's Eavoi 
at the start of the fourth quarter, Stout put on a burst 
of speed that brought victory. The running of Harter 
Peterson and Arnie Pouhast, the passing of Gale Woell- 
L-r. and the pass-receiving of Vaughn Stai moved the 
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BluedcuK deep into enemy territory where Peterson 
plunged over for the score. 

The climax came with one minute ami tilty-rive sec- 
onds remaining to be played. A pass from W'oellter to 
Stai was good lor 16 \ards and a touchdown; Young's 
kick made it a 21-20 thrilling victory. 


In the Stevens Point game, played on the Pointers' 
home field, the Blucdevils threw a scare into the hearts 
of their rooters. A 52 yard run from scrimmage and a 
24 yartl run with a recovered fumble gave Stevens Point 
a 130 lead with the ball game only a (ew minutes old. 

Stout settled down to get back in the ball game and 
moved 78 yards to pay-dirt minutes l>cfore the end of 
the first half. 

Steuns Poini look iht kick-ofl at the start <>: the 
second half and moved 76 yards to score for a \ l )-7 lead. 

A 66 yard kick-off return by Bob Young moved Stout 
into scoring position for their second touchdown. Har- 
ter Peterson plunged over to make the score board read 
19-13 in the Pointers' favor. 

A SX yard pass from Young to Stai set the stag 
Stout's tying marker. Harter Peterson made 12 yards 
in two trys and scored as the third quarter ended. 

Stevens Point penetrated Stout territory as far as the 
10 yard line in the fourth stanza, but the Stout forward 
wall refused to yield enough yardage for a score. 


The La Crosse Indians put a damper on Stout 
homecoming this year by defeating the Bluedcvils 13- 
despite Stout's statistical edge. 




Stout out-ran, out-pus;*.-*!, and out-punted the Indians, 
but three costly fumbles spelled victory for La Crosse. 

The Bluedcvils drew first blood by capitalizing on a 
break early in the game. Harter Peterson plunged over 
for the touchdown from the 1 yard stripe. 

Li Crosse moved 42 yards to score in the second 
period after intercepting a pass, and 59 yards to score in 
the third period after recovering a fumble. 

The Bluedevils moved into Indian territory repeat- 
edly but were throttled each time. Three fumbles and 
three intercepted passes meant the difference between 
victory and defeat. 

Stout picked up 15 first downs to 8 for La Crosse, and 
180 yards to HO for their opponents, but the final score 
read \j& Crosse 1 3, Stout f>. 

Michigan Tech, one of the few unbeaten and untied 
teams in the nation, was hard pressed for its 13-6 vic- 

The game was featured by hard running, vicious 
blocking and tackling, and a continued flare-up of tem- 
pers on both squads, as the two teams played their 
hearts out for victory. 

Tech tallied in the first and third periods of the 
Armistice day affair, and Stout scored in the second 
period on a pass from Woellfer to Janikowski. 

This game was a fitting climax to the grid season. 
The hard work of coach Storti and his squad passed 
in review at Nelson Field in the season's finale. Each 
and every man played to win and used every weapon 
learned throughout the season to try to achieve victory. 

The Hluedevil squad could in proud losers to the 
powerful Michigan eleven, for Stout had come a long 
way in eight football games. 


Dad's Day at Nelson Field this year proved to be 
an eventful one, when Oshkosh took an 18-6 beating at 
the hands of the constantly-improving Bluedevils. 

Missing from the Stout attack was the passing ol 
Gale Woellfer. injured in the Superior game, but his 
understudy quarterback, Russ Pollock, directed the 
Stout ground force to ISO yards rushing and three 

The defensive play of the Bluedevils was beginning to 
show polish, with each game bringing an improvement. 
The Stout forward wall held the Titans to 30 yards 

Stout scored in the second and third quarters on 
plunges by Harter Peterson, and again in the fourth 
quarter on a ?7-yard jaunt by Arnic Potthast. 

Oshkosh, which hadn't made a serious threat through 
the ball game, scored on a pass play with seven 
I seconds remaining to he played. 


The Stout Bluedevils climaxed the season by turn- 
ing in one of their finest performances of the year. 


The Bluedevils hit their stride following the La 
Crosse game by running over Superior by a 33 to 19 

The running of Janikowski, Peterson, Potthast. and 
Young, coupled with the passing of Gale Woellfer, ac- 
counted for 12 first downs and 352 yards from scrim- 

Stout scored early in the opening period, Bob Young 
taking a lateral from Potthast to register a touchdown. 
Superior came right back with a tally of their own, but 
from there on it was all Stout. 

The Bluedevils scored again in the second and third 
quarters, and twice in the fourth quarter to account for 
their 33 points. Superior pushed over touchdowns in the 
third and fourth periods, largely against the Stout re- 
serves, but were never in the ball game in the second 

Bob Young, Harter Peterson, and Russ Pollock had 
a touchdown each for the Bluedevils, while Andy Ma- 
sari k scored twice. The line play of Dan (cat ran, Jim 
Ooley. Bob Simon, Karl Turk, and Fred Wentorf con- 
tinually stopped Superior's all-conference back field. 





Position Player School 

End . Ade Washburn Fau Claire 

End . Ken Schnicder Oshkosh 

Tackle Sun Young Eau Claire 

Tackle John Knispel La Crosse 

Guard Bob McArdle . . River Falls 

Guard Harold NertzeJ Stevens Point 

Center Bob Wilson River Falls 

Back ..Gene Cardinel River Falls 

Hack Gordon Schock River Falls 

Back Walk West Superior 

Back Horn' Moselle Superior 


Position Player 

End . Vaughn Stai 

End Ji"" Demerit 

Tackle Don Magic 


La Crosse 


Tackle John Fulberg Whitewater 

Guard Warren Chainberlein Eau Claire 

Guard Fred Wentorf Stout 

Center Claude Kazmarek i-a Crosse 

Back Ev Evans I-a Crosse 

Back Don Stevens Whitewater 

Back Harter Peterson Stout 

Back Wall Fricke Milwaukee 

Back Tom Reidinger Eau Claire 
Stout men received honorable mention: Jim Ooley, Antic Potthast, and Gale Woeilfcr. 


Won Lost Tied 

Eau Clairs 5 1 

La Cr 4 1 

Milwaukee 4 1 

River Falls 4 2 


Superior n 

Stevens Point 3 3 o 

Oshkosh ; 1 

Whitewater 1 4 1 

Plattcville h 


Stout Opponents 

1st Downs 90 

Yds. Rushing 922 12S4 

Yds. Passing 815 432 

Total Yards ...1737 1716 

Passes An. 1 J2 

Passes Comp. 68 25 

Completion Per. .515 320 

Yards Penalized 320 255 

Fumbles 19 23 

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The Stout Bluedcvils opened the 1948-49 basketball 
season with seven returning lettermen and eight fresh- 
man prospects. Returning from the 47-48 squad were 
Bill Amthor, Gene Landgraf, Boh NkKay. Ed N'ylund. 
s Pollock. \'aughn Stai, and Bill Young. 

Stout entered competition by dropping their tirst two 
warm-up games to Carleton and St. John's University, 
both non-conference foes. 

The Bluedevils then entertained the defending cham- 
pions. River Falls, in the Bluedcvils' first conference en- 
counter. Although making a battle of it all the way, 
Stout went down to defeat by a 59-49 count. The Devils 
also dropped their next two games to St. Mary's and 
Eau Claire before they managed to get into the win 
column. St. John's University, a team that had beaten 
Stout earlier in the season, fell before the Bluedevils 
in a 53-52 thriller at the Armory. 

After losing a 62-48 heart breaker to Superior in the 
final two minutes of play. Stout edged Whitewater 
60-59, lost to Milwaukee 40-35. St. Mary's 55-46, and 
La Crosse 5 14 3 in that order. 

These first eleven games of the season rounded out 
the first semester of play. The Bluedevils found them- 
selves with a not too impressive "won two, lost nine'" 
record and a "won one, lost five" conference record. 

Xot satisfied with their last place ranking in confer- 
ence play, however, the Bluedevils immediately set out 
to remedy the situation. League-leading River Falls was 
the rirst victim of the rejuvenated Stout five. Stout 
pulled the upset of the year in the Wisconsin State 
Teacher's college conference by beating the Falcons on 
their home court by a 5V.57 count. 

Platteville, another contender for the championship, 
next fell before the Bluedevils by a 60-52 score at the 
Armory. With their sights set on second place in the 
conference standings. Stout dropped Eau Claire and La 
Crosse at the Armory, the former by a 72-64 count, and 
the latter 49-46. 

The Stout cagers lost their only game of the second 
semester in their next outing. Superior doing the dam- 
age by a 58-53 score. 

The Bluedevils rounded out the 1948-49 season by 
handing Stevens Point a 65-5? lacing and nailing 
down a "won six. lost six" conference record for the 
year and a "won five, lost one" conference record in 
the second semester. 

From a standpoint of improvement, the Blue- 
devils had a very successful season, climbing from 
last place toward the top of the conference stand- 


Kneeling: Snip, Hrtii/man. First Row: Young, Pollock, I >cbrau«.k<:, Stai. Nyluml. Landgraf, Aimhnr. Hail; Ron : Coach Johnson, Brime* 
Chachich, Ericksoo, Rosenthal, Janikowski. Manager Al Bn»vn. 



Stilp. Tom: Freshman transfer student from the 
L*. of Minnesota playing the second semester as 
a guard for Stout. 

Breitzm\n. (use: A freshman, guard, from Me- 
nomonie, playing his first season with Stout. 

Amthor, Bill: A junior, guard, from Watertown, 
Wisconsin playing his second year with the var- 

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Xw.i kd, Ed: Junior, forward, from Kinney. Minne- 
sota and captain elect tor the l<M8-49 season. 

Debralske, Jons: A big freshman forward from 
Sheboygan, Wisconsin who broke into the regu- 
lar line-up in the second semester. 

Pollock, Rlss: A sophomore two year letter man 
from Menomonie. Russ was named on the all- 
conference team two straight years. 


Brimer, Bob: A sophomore, forward, from Menom- 
onie who won his first later this year as a Stout 

Landgraf, Gene: Junior, forward, from Kohler, 
Wisconsin and a two year letterman. 

Ianikowski, IIilarv: Freshman, forward, from 
Cudahv, Wisconsin, 

Rosenthal, Gene: A freshman, center, from Colum- Stai, Vaughn: Junior, center, from Mcnomaj 

bus, Wisconsin. two year letterman, all-conference center, 

was picked as most valuable player by his inai 
Erickson, Bob: A lanky freshman center from 
New Auburn. Wisconsin who showed a lot of 
promise in his first year at Stout. 

Chachich, Ed: Another first year forward and a 
transfer student from Ely. J. C. in Minnesota. 

Young, Bill: The veteran of the team from Au- McKay, Bob: Junior, forward, and two year lc 

gusta, Wisconsin. Only senior on the squad. man from Menomonie. 


Player Total Points 

Stai, Vaughn 

Xy lurid, Ed [78 

Pollock. Russ 130 

Amihor. Bill 71 

B rimer. Bob 69 

Landgraf, Gene 6> 

Dcbrauske. John 59 

McKay. Bob 1') 


Fouls Player Total Points 

48 Young, Bill 14 
44 Erickson, Bob 8 

49 Chachich, Ed 7 

29 Breitzman, Gene 

8 Janikowski, Hilary 6 

25 Rosenthal. Gene -* 

30 Stilp, Tom 2 






Ed N'ylund. junior forward from Ely. Minnesota, was elected honorary captain tor the year, and Vaughn Stai, 
junior from Menomonie, was voted the most valuable player by his mates. 



Position Player School 

Forward Benson River Falls 

Forward Richtie Oshkosh 

Center IX-long River Falls 

Guard Lindholm River Falls 

Guard Schuman La Crosse 


Position Player School 

Forward Limmer Milwaukee 

Forward Eckerman Platteville 

Center Stai Stout 

Guard Pollock Stout 

Guard Erban Oshkosh 


Stout Opponents Stout 

50 Carlcton 58 46 

47 St. John's 55 43 
49 'River Falls 5 • 59 
(>2 St. Mary's ~ 50 
57 •Eau Claire 72 72 
53 St. John's 52 49 

48 •Superior 62 53 
60 •Whitewater 59 65 

;c •Milwaukee 40 

•Denotes conference games. 

Won 7. lost 10 

Conference play — Won 6, lost 6 


St. Mary's 5=5 

•La Crosse 51 

•River Falls 

•Plattevillc . . 5£ 

•Eau Claire 64 

•La Crosse 46 

•Superior >8 

•Stevens Point 53 

The Infra-Mural Program 

The intra-mural program of athletics is carried out by the Stout Athletic Department 
with the co-operation of the "S" Club. The intra-mural program is achieving ever-increas- 
ing success with each passing year. In 1948-49, one-third of the men on the campus par- 
ticipated in the intra-mural basketball program, while many students enjoyed volleyball, 
bowling, and Softball. 

The aims of the Stout intra-mural program are basic and well-directed. Through 
the mediums of intra-mural volleyball, basketball, bowling, softball, badminton, tennis, 
and golf, the intra-mural program endeavors to provide a means for the student body to 
employ their leisure time in a wholesome manner. The program further intends to pro- 
vide an organized means of exercise to promote the health of the student body, to afford 
a means of social contacts between individuals of similar ages, to promote the friendly 
rivalry and group spirit which is important in our democracy, to stimulate indirectly good 
scholarship by providing the healthful recreation which builds up energy rather than dissi- 
pates it, and, finally, to afford the student body a means for learning motor skills which 
have .1 ilehniu recreation carry-over value. 

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The team consisted of the following 
men: Bud Breitzman, Willis Bogen- 
bagen, (ierald Wiseman. Duane 
Freiberg, Karl Turk. 




Row 1: Arnold Pott hast. Ruehl 

Rou 2: Fred Wcntorf, Wallace 
Hammcrburg, Robert Mackin. 


Standing: Fred Wentorf, Bill Amihor, Arnold Potthast. Robert Young, and 
kneeling: Bill Young. 

Intra -mural Bowling Champs 

The Machinists at Work 

Golf 1948 

Top Ro-rr Windbag, i;<lwin Kijck. Middle: Fred Plonsky, 
Onu-r limn. Bottom: Rollic Seagar, Lylc Johanscn. On the 
right: Rojjcr Erickson, Francis Perrigoue, 

Stout produced a championship golf team in the spring 
of 1948. The team won the conference championship with 
a record of 6 won and none lost. In all competition, Stout 
won 7 and lost one. 

In the Wisconsin State Teachers College Athletic Con- 
ference tournament held at Oshkosh, Stout won 2nd 
place, placing ahead of all teams in the northern confer- 
ence of the W.S.T.C.A.C. The team displayed much 
power, losing out by only Z strokes to Oshkosh and 
White water Teachers Colleges, who were tied for first 

Roger Winberg, Stout's No. I golfer, won medalist 
honors. In winning these honors Winberg broke the long 
standing W.S.T.CA.C. record and established a new 
record of 7 under par for 36 holes. Scores of the 36 hole 
competition posted by Winberg are: 

1st 18 Out In Total 

Par 34 36 70 

Winberg 30 34 64 

2nd IS 

Par 34 36 70 

Winberg 34 35 69 

36 hole total 

Par 140 

Winberg 133 

The prospects for the 1949 season arc very doubtful at 
this time. Two varsity members will return from the 1948 
championship squad, all others having been lost through 
graduation. Several candidates have shown their abilities 
in intra-mural competition, and a number of freshman 
candidates have shown promise. 

The coach of the golf team is Edwin F. Kijck, who has 
done a splendid piece of work the past three vears in 
bringing golf up from an unknown activity to a well- 
established sport at Stout. Kd is a senior this year. 

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Tennis Team 

The tennis team completed the 1948 season with one of the most 
impressive records in the history of the school, winning over Eau Claire. 
River Falls, and Winona — a record ot five wins to three losses. All of the 
members of the 1948 squad received their letters by virtue of completing 
their second year of competition. Wallace Hammerberg. student coach of 
tennis, supervised the team: under his able direction and with the entire 
team returning, a good tennis squad is promised for 1949. 

Row !: Gordon N'.»>>cn. Frank "Link. Warren Fish. A'"« 2 .Rodger Wallace Hanvmcrnurv. Bob McKay. 


S" Club 

President William Hehli 

Secretary Edward KlJEK 

Treasurer Fred- We stork 

Sponsors ...... Mk. Johnson. Mr. Storti, Mr. Price 

The "S" Club is an organization of men who have earned the major "S" through active participation in one of 
the varsity sports. Membership of the organiitation consists of men who have participated in the following sports: 
Football. Basketball. Tennis. Golf, and Baseball. Many other men who have devoted their time to these varsity ac- 
tivities are also members of the organization. 

Since its reorganization, the "S" Club has grown into one of the largest groups on the campus. The club has 
promoted the Dad's day program into a function which will Ik- a traditional fete of the campus. In addition the " S" 
Club now assists the Athletic Department in directing all intra-mural sports programs, thus providing opportunity 
for active participation by all students in some athletic endeavor. 

The objectives of the club are to promote a high degree of sportsmanship and college spirit on and off the 
campus; to aid official college agencies in the promotion of varsity athletics; to build and encourage a high degree 
of spirit and co-operation between students, faculty, and alumni; to provide a means of retaining the friendships 
which athletes have made while in college; and to give recognition to all Icttcrmen of the college. 

Row I: Rj\ Johnson. Bud Smith, l><>n<> RJk.hL Robert Sim<>n. William Hchli. Edwin Kijek, Fred Wentorfg, Anthony Storti. 
Row 2: Arnold Ponhast, Francis Valley. Rodger Landgraf, Bill Amthor, Lyle Johansen, Roger Windberg, Walter Dusold, Maurice 
Schncck. Robert Hanncs, Darwin Serra. Row >'. Ralph Smith. Bill Young, Rusm.1I Pollock, Eugene Landgraf, Wallace Hammerbuig, 
Rockc, Edward N\lund. Will Malone, Douglas LaLonde, Warren lush. 



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The Stout Ski Club 

The long-realized need for recreational and competitive skiing at Stout is now being met through the facilities 
of the newly-organized Stout Ski Club. Since the first meeting in late December, the club has been showing prom- 
ise of a great future. A team of four took third place in an intercollegiate meet at Madison. In an intercollegiate 
meet at Duluth. Charles Banks and Jack Holmberg placed first in the cross-country and third in jumping events, 
respectively. The whole club enjoyed slalom skiing at Knapp on weekends, and twice traveled to Cable, Wisconsin. 
to make use of the fine skiing on Mount Telemark. An even bigger and better year is being planned for 1949-1950. 

First Row: Charles Banks, Dave Redard, Bob Morris. Norman Lenius. Second Row: George Sodcrberg, Cal Miller. Bob Asphelm, 
John Rudow, Peggy Welch, Mrs. Dorothy Thompson. Third Row: Jack Holmberg, Pete Bibb, Marian Rtidow, Jean Welch. Bob Becker. 
Fourth Row: Wayne Olson, Gerald JcrTcry, Bud Axdahl, Ralph Myhrman, I-conard Minarik, John Hanson. 

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Women's Athletic Association 

"IV Women's Athletic Association of The Stout Institute has promo- 
tion of active participation by the women students in recreational activities 
as its chief aim. 

Organized and unorganized sports are offered for the members to make 
possible their earning of awards. The awards in order of their ascending 
point value arc the W.A.A. emblem, the "S". and the W.A.A. pin. 

W.A.A. groups from River Falls, Kau Claire, and La Crosse were the 
guests at a "Play Day*' here in April. Earlier in the year these groups were 
guests of the River Falls and Ijt Crosse W.A.A, 

A traditional treasure hunt early in the fall was enjoyed by prospective 
W.A.A. members. Christmas caroling was started as a project in 1947. and 
it has become a tradition this year. 

Birrv Achtkrkirch, President 

First Row: Alice Billict. Bernice Danzinger, Miss June Miller. Hctiy Aehierkirch. Lavcrnc Ablard. Second Row: Margaret Perman. 
Dorothy Hilton. Jean Dillman, Beverly Brehmer, Rowena Christian, Phyllis Patch. Third Row: Dorothy Kopp, Joyce Fuhrmann, 
D.nna Kragh. Kileen Dillman. Marjorie Musil. Fourth Row: Marion Lemkc, Bernice Johnson. Phyllis Onsajicr. Joan Braun, Elizabeth 
Sevenon. Karen Anderson, Shirle) Erdman. Fifth Row: Dolores F.jisebrccht. Lorna Borday, Shirley Bonnegard. Jean Laudin. Joan 
DavulMin. Bernice Sagstetter. 


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Fira Row lean Sherman, Low SubiDch, Kathryn Sehrn, Pat Krame, Ekanor Erickson. Second Row: Manone Poraman, Marine Hed- 
bcrg. Pauline Zweifel, Jane Wooldridge, Catherine McCarthy, Oml Hansen. Th.rd Row: |anet Rottjer Manon Saan Carolyn Blain, Ar- 
dellc Krucgcr Eileen Deetz. Fourth Row: Ruby Jarman. Donna Franken, Rachel Dauterman, Mary Lou Groom, Florence Pleszczymfa. 






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Left to Right: A new Cymbal player, SSS rehearsing — The stag tin wring, Soda Jcrkcss, Bundles tor Britain — 

1*11 raise you five. Just plain |erk. A manpower shortage — Does Mrs. Adams know about this, Some of the Wheels, Play 
puny boys. 



Honor is the will; 

that leads us on the quest, 
that gives us strength to wield our arms, 

without a moment's rest, 
to guide the sword of reason, 

a sharpened blade of light, 
along the edge of darkness, 

to sever wrong from right, 
and finally taking reins, 

it leads us from the sea, 
to a land where all are equal, 

and the hearts of men are free. 

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Who's Who Among Students in 


Namcs of these nine seniors and two juniors of Stout were selected to appear in the 1948-49 volume of WHO'S 
well Kathryn Gerondale, Stephen ]. Grudichak. Bernice Johnson. Kenneth Schank. Robert Swanson. Helen Tirpak, 
and 'Louis Burmeister as seniors and Herbert Watanabc and Gertrude Provost as juniors. The student governing 
board, in selecting the students, considered student character, scholarship, leadership in extra-curricular activities, and 
potentiality for future usefulness to business and society. 

Election to WHO'S WHO AMONG STUDENTS is one of the major honors that can be conferred upon any 
college student in the nation. The scholarship, character, personality, and initiative which that st u 1 denl 1 P oss f se . s t ; n J . c J 1 : 
lege and campus activities will help the student when he is out of school; in addition, students listed in the WHOS 
WHO AMONG STUDENTS will rind the listing a good recommendation into the business world. Personnel di- 
rectors of companies use the annual publication as a guide and reference to outstanding students who have shown 
talent throughout college. For convenience in job placement, the student WHO'S W IK) AMONG STUDENTS 
has reference sheets of each student listed. 

That the students are truly representative of Stout Institute and are active in campus activities can be seen by 
the record of achievements which each student has accomplished. 


Omer Benn, a June *49 graduate, is president of Epsilon Pi Tau, the international honorary professional fra- 
ternity in industrial arts and vocational education. Omer is a member of the "S" club and the Phi Omega Beta 
(FOB) fraternity, of which he was treasurer during his junior year. He was awarded the Gold Key as a member 
of the Arts and Crafts club. Omer has received recognition for his work on the Stout golf team in 194> and 1948. In 
his work outside the college, he has been accepted in the Masonic Order and has received the first two degrees. A 
veteran, Omer served as a naval aviator in the armed forces for two years. 


As Editor-in-Chief of the college yearbook, The Tower. Louis is well-known to the students of Stout. He is a 
member of the Kappa Phi Sigma (KFS) fraternity and thr Stout Typographical Society. Louis will graduate at the 
close of the 1949 summer session. During his stav at Stout, Louis has been the official school photographer and has 
served on the school paper for one year and on the yearbook for the last three years. He is listed in the \N HUb 
WHO AMONG STUDENTS for the second lime. A veteran. Louis served as a combat photographer with the 
United Stales Marine Corps. 


Stoutonia editor Raymond Cornwell is a June *4" graduate. Ray displays an interest in printing, holding mem- 
bership in the Stout Typographical Society, of which he has been secretary. He has gamed experience as business 
manager and production foreman of the college paper, the Stoutonia. Ray is secretary-treasurer and a member of 

Omer Benn 

Louis Burn 


Steve Grudichak 


American Universities and Colleges 

the initiation teanr. of Epsilon Pi Tau international honorary fraternity. Rav was assistant secretary-treasurer of this 
fraternity during his junior year, and is also a member of the Arts and Crafts club. Prior to coming to Stout Rav 
had finished a printer s apprenticeship, and had served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps during the war. 


Stephen Grcdichak has time to maintain an active interest in photography besides doing his classwork and 
participating in extra curncular activities. Steve is a senior class representative on the student governing board and 
student member of the assembly and lyceum committee. He is the historian and assistant secretary-treasurer of Epsilon 
1 1 Tau fraternity, treasurer of the senior class, member of the Arts and Crafts club, and past member of the Phalanx 
fraternity, which is now the national Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. He is now the historian of the latter group 
dormhorv ,Un '° r ***** """ prCSidcnt of thc Ncwman club and vice-president of Lynwood Hall, the men"*' 


Being listed for the second time in the WHO'S WHO AMONG STUDENTS is the honor accorded Robert 
hwanson, president of the Stout Student Association. Bob was the vice-president of thc S.S.A. during his junior year 
and has taught two quarters of general woodwork and woodturning to college students. Bob is a member of the 
fcpsi on Pi Tau international honorary fraternity of industrial arts and vocational education and received an annual 
scholarship of this fraternity in 1948. Bob is one of the charter member of the Phalanx fraternitv. which is now the 
bigma Tau Gamma fraternity. 


( d? E t L t EN * 1 T,R ^ K '. a ho T cconomi i cs , aching major, is a June '49 graduate and is president of the Tau Chapter 
u f n ' L P? llon Om '"on, the national home economics honorary fraternity. During her four years here at Stout 
1 liflii I " 3 mcmhcT } °l thc Stou < " omc Economics club, thc Stout Symphonic Singers, and the Newman club! 
in 1948. Helen represented Stout at thc Wisconsin Home Economics Association convention at Green Bay She was 
a representative on the student governing board during her junior year. In social activities, Helen is a member of 
the Mypenan society and is thc past president of that organization. 


The second junior class member selected for the WHO'S WHO AMONG STUDENTS is Herbert Watanabe 

r° m thc ™™ a,,an Wands. Herb is one of thc junior class representatives on the student governing board and has 

been on the Tower Staff since his freshman year. He has served as make-up editor during his freshman and sopho- 

5V if I »!?■ !A PrCSC v. thc ed , lt0T ° f lhc Tower - Hcrb is a mcmbcr of th < Ka PI* Phi Sigma (KFS) fraternitv 

m the college choir during his freshman year and certification as an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor 
A recipient of the B.S.A. Eagle Scout award with Silver Palm. Hcrb has photography as his outside interest and hobby i 

I a- ^ to Right: 

Robert Swansox 
Hblbm TlRPAK 
Herb Watanabe 

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Who's Who-I948-'49 


Presidency of the Stout Home Economics club is the position which Kathryn 
U-rondalc holds. During the summer of 1948, Kathryn represented Stout at the 
Minneapolis national convention of the American Home Economics Association. 
In 194/, Kitty, as she is best known, was president-elect of the Stout Home 
Economics c ub and was vice-president of province eight, which consists of home 
economics dubs in Wisconsin, Minnesota. South Dakota, and North Dakota 
Kitty has been a member ot the Stoutonia for four years, first as a reporter and 
later as a proofreader. President of Eichclberger Hall dormitory during her 
sophomore year, Kitty is a member of the Pallas Athene society and past secre- 
tary ot Newman club. r 


Bernice Johnson, a senior, is an all-around student, having participated in class 
and school offices, women's athletics, and dramatics. Bernice is senior class mem- 
ber ot the student governing hoard for the 1948-49 term. She is also the senior 
class secretary. As a member of the Women's Athletic Association, Bernice has 
carnal an "S and a W.A.A. pin. As a member of Phi L'psilon Omicron, Bernice 
holds the office of corresponding secretary. She has received two scholarships the 
first to attend Stout alter leaving high school and the second from the Pallas 
Athene society tor being the outstanding sophomore girl in scholarship, profes- 
sional interest, and extra curricular activities. Bernice was selected as one of the 
outstanding Wisconsin girls to reign with nineteen other dairy queens at the 
1947 Wisconsin State Fair. 


GtRTKi-m Provost, a minor, has two positions ot note on the campus. She is 
vice-president of the Stout Student Association and the president-elect of the Stout 
H<»m- Economics club. C Jen is a three-year member ol the Stoutonia staff bavins 
been desk editor during her sophomore year, and is a member of Newman club 
Other organizations to which Gert belongs are Phi L'psilon Omicron and the 
I aHas Athene society. In her sophomore year, she was secretary of the Women's 
Athletic Association, the sophomore class vice-president, and a court member of 
the homecoming queen. Gert was a member of the Tainter Annex dormitory 
council when she was a freshman. In 1947, she was the recipient of the Phi 
Upsilon Omicron freshman scholarship. In addition to her school activities, Gert 
writes a weekly column of campus news for the local newspaper, the Dunn Coun- 



KkNNKTH Sciiask is twice president this year, king the senior class president 
and president of MAP chapter of Alpha Psi Omega. Kenny was vice-president of 
his class during his freshman, sophomore, and junior years. He was awarded the 
MAP irishman scholarship award in |"4f». and has been stage manager tor two 
homecoming plays. Besides being in M.A.P.. Ken is an active member of Kappa 
Phi Sigma (KFS) fraternity and Epsilon Pi Tau international honorary fraternity 
of industrial arts and vocational education. Ken is an ex-navy man with three 
years ol service lo his credit. 

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Homecoming 1948 


OCTOBER 14, 15, 16, 1948 

Homecoming Queen 

Jj-VN Walt/.er 
Milwaukee Wisconsin 

The Queen and Her Court 

Left to Right — Bctt) Dcngcl, („)ueen Jean Waltzcr. Barbara John- 
son. Vcrle Snecn, Phvllis Bartosic. 

Homecoming Float 

Kappa Phi Sicm\ 
Honorable Mention 

Lynwood Hall 

Honorable Mention 

Pallas Athene Society 
Most Heautijul Float 

Sigma Fryterxity 

Most Keeping with the theme 

Put Omega Beta 
Most Humorous 

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Parade Marshal at Work 

The Hyps* Contribution to the Parade 

Homecoming- 1948 

Junior Class Entry 
Tai ntcr Hall 

Philomathcans" 100th Birthday Cake 
K.F.S. Honorable Mention 

U\t to Right: General Putzy. Dorm party, The mad printers— Dorm open house. Stout scores a touchdown 
Tau boys selling corn, Stout is losing. This dance didn't last forever. 

— 510 


Left to Right- Proper Eta Rett. What a smoothie he is. Duenk and his accordion -Somebody got the 
Kcnecker— A man's best friend, I got a succor on the line. Dressed formally tor the occasion. 

bird, Wakanda 

Dorm Life 

.Mrs. Gertrude Adams 

Preceptress, Tainter Annex 

Mrs. Rebecca Nelson 

Director of Residence Halls 
Tainter Hall 

Dorm Life 

Years from now when you remember dorm life at Stout Institute, you will have forgotten your long hours of 
study, and instead w.ll recall your all-important college social life. h 

™Jn U "'I rCmCmbCr '^ l0ndmCSS °' >OUr firSl ni « hl « ms *«* wh « >™ knew no one well enough to 
make noise during quiet hours or to stay up later than ten-thirty. But how quickly that all changed! It wat not 
long before you got into the natural swing of dorm life-borrowing a skirt because all of vours needed pressing 

&r^~ or crumb o( c;,kc iwm >our ^ from homc ' cnioying * ab *«■ unin ' hc w * 

You will remember how quickly you learned such time-saving tricks as throwing thing, on the closet floor and 
shutting the door when room check was forth-coming, or playing cards when someone else had the" "^ 
done, or being first at the door when the mailman arrived. h 

You will remember how, as the year progressed, things seemed to be more complicated — things like making a 
mad dash to get into the bathroom first in the morning, or looking for an article of clothing tor ten minutes only to 
find that your roommate already had it on. And if you arrived downstairs for a phone call, you discovered your 
best friend (r). beating your time with your current man. Then to make matters worse, she managed to staple 
your pajamas or help break your neck by short-sheeting your bed. 

And you will remember the fleeting "handshake" on the porch before that last-minute dash to sign in as the 
lights blinked. 

You will not forget the gay times on campus when you were being duly punished, or when you brewed 
strong coffee for all-night sessions of term papers or child development reports. Neither will you forget the last 
days of school as you packed to go home and had the problem of returning the accumulation of others* possessions, 
discarding what you so faithfully treasured through the year, and seeing the look of agony on your parents* faces as 
they stared at your boxes and boxes from a year of dorm life. 

Left to Right: Typical Dogpatch couples. After nationalizing we will get something better — A trio of 
cal mornmg at Lynwood Hall— Some of the boys were warm tor that game, Look what they found at the 


A typi- 

CI28 3 

Graduate Program 

The Graduate Program 

The Stout Graduate program, authorized by legislative 
enactment, was initiated in the 1935 Summer Session and 
was expanded to a yearly basis in the fall of 1946. To be 
a member of the Graduate program, a student must 
hold the degree of Bachelor of Science from The Stout 
Institute or its equivalent. 

The graduate curriculum at Stout is designed to give 
professional training for leadership in the fields of Home 
Economics and Industrial Education. Emphasis is placed 
on training in terms of academic preparation and on an 
integrated five-year program. Future educational leaders 
must learn to attack and solve their own problems in a 
scientific manner. Prospective teachers and administrators 
may earn the degree of Master Science with a major in 
Industrial Education, Home Economics, or Vocational 

During the past year, graduates from nearly one-hun- 
dred dilTerent colleges and universities were enrolled in 
graduate work at Stout. 

Graduate Studies 

K \v A. Wic.! \ 
Director of Graduate Studies 

Sir art Amu k-(>\ 


First Rom: Stuart Anderson, fohn fenson, George Pease. Walter Du- Id, Ray A. W«en W R «- ; Gojrdon N.e«ner. Bruce 1 horn >- 
In Rrcr Winberg. Clyde Schwd enbach. Stephen Gnidkhak, Ward Benson, Edgar Ro«. Third Row: OmcrlWnn. Robert D^narau, 
htwar.l Hum. Dellrnoni LindWoom, Edward S-.xhau,. Ifc.n Connerley. /WM Ko« . Lawrence Ikhren.K. Victor Hendnes, Wallace 

Hammerberg, Kthvarcl Flayer, Shcn<bn HruckL-n. 

Physicists at Work 

Need :i New I)r<.«.s : 


Fira AW.- Arthur Dietridi Zimmerman, Mekin Oktn, Robert Swanson, Lowell Tut't. Krank Schrocter. Second Row: Gerald 

Dc Vorc. I>on Nana, Martin Vitz. Robin Ybrkston, Third Ron-: George Chamberlain, Arnold Grove. Stanton Williams. Paul Larson. 

Dr. Ray's Architectural III Students 

Art Is the Discernment and Communication of Beautv 


Summer Session Graduate Men's Club 

This organization is the older of the two graduate men's clubs. Organized in the 
summer of 1935, it has served as a valuable coordinating agency for the promotion of the 
professional, educational, and social interests of graduate students. The club is a demo- 
cratic organization which promotes better understanding, not only among its members, 
but also with the faculty. Regular weekly meetings arc held, at which time a wide variety 
of programs is presented. The officers carrying out this summer's program were (Jeorge 
Strombcck, president; Dominic Bordini, vice president: and Orlando Tramontine, secre- 
tary and treasurer. 

The climax of activity is the annual recognition dinner which is held in honor of the 
men and women who have completed the degree requirements. 

Regular Session Graduate Men's Club 

This organization is the younger of the two graduate men's clubs on Stout campus. 
The club was organized in the fall of 1946, when graduate work was first offered during 
the regular school year. 

The purpose of this organization is to further the professional, educational, and social 
interest of the men enrolled in The Stout Institute. To carry on these aims, speakers arc 
secured and discussions pertaining to the interests ol the members are held throughout 
the year. The officers, starting the school year were Howard Roen. president; Robert 
Thomas, vice president: Mclvin Lemon, secretary-treasurer; Elmer Clausen and |ohn 
Jenson. executive officers. Mr. W'igen and Mr. Anderson ably guide and advise the group. 


Left to Right: The formal approach. Sorority party — Home Management kids, Girls of the local union — Honest |c 
pulls a fast one. Typical Bull session with lots of bulionev.